Poetry Friday: I’d Like To Be A Tea Bag – Peter Dixon


I cannot tell a lie…I am a total Tea-aholic and think if I am reincarinated I would like to come back as a tea bag like the character in this poem!

I’d like to be a Teabag

l’d like to be a teabag,
And stay at home all day –
And talk to other teabags
In a teabag sort of way . . .

l’d love to be a teabag;
And lie in a little box –
And never have to wash my face
Or change my dirty socks . . .

l’d like to be a teabag,
An Earl Grey one perhaps,
And doze all day and lie around
With Earl Grey kind of chaps.

l wouldn’t have to do a thing,
No homework, jobs or chores –
Comfy in my caddy
Of teabags and their snores.

l wouldn’t have to do exams
l needn’t tidy rooms,
Or sweep the floor or feed the cat
Or wash up all the spoons.

I wouldn’t have to do a thing,
A life of bliss – you see . . .
Except that once in all my life

I`d make a cup of tea!

Peter Dixon

I think it is the lack of stress in a tea bag’s life that I like – would love not to have to tidy any more rooms and just lie in a tea caddy listening to other tea bags snore! I wonder what kind of tea bag I would be – probably not an Earl Grey as that is too refined for me, in fact I would probably be one of those tea bags that burst and would spill out into the tea caddy!

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