TEA POEM FROM WILLIAM GLADSTONE, PERFECT FOR DURING THESE HARD TIMES…

POEM OVERHEARD IN A TEA ROOM…

Overheard in a Tea Room…

‘I do wish this teapot would pour like a dream!

Try one of these scones, I can pass you the cream’.

‘Well, thank you, but no, for I must watch my weight,

Just look at those slices of damson and date!’

 

; Just look at that table: I say, what a sight –

It looks like those women are starting a fight!’

‘I’ll wait for the cuckoo clock – mustn’t be late:

It’s supper at seven and soiree at eight.’

 

‘No manners these days – not a ‘thank you’ or ‘please’,

Those women are worse than the zoo’s chimpanzees’.

‘I do love Darjeeling and jasmine at four –

Tea settles the stomach; I’ll pour us some more’,

 

‘I really can’t take it – I wish I could stay:

The noise from that table will drive me a …!’

By Caroline Gill