|Old Woman In a Tea Shop
what did you say?
Don't mind me
I've had a lifetime to pay.
I'm a kindly old dear
losing my mind
and a place in the queue,
staring at shelves
counting my change,
not even amusing myself.
A vanilla slice please,
the one over there,
among the arrangement
of loaves and eclairs;
no, not the tea cake dearie,
hear my own voice
cheering me up.
Time yet still
for a camomile tea
to ease my weary bones.
That ham roll
with the crusty edge,
by the pork pies piled up
by the window ledge.
Each has a cost,
a price to be paid.
Shall l have an ice-cream?
or a still lemonade?
for your courtesy
and kind attention.
16 Nov 03
Rated 8.5 (8.6) by 2 users.
Active (2): 7, 8, 10
Inactive (5): 8, 8, 9, 10
(define the words in this poem)
(617 more poems by this author)
(2 users consider this poem a favorite)
Add A Comment:
Poignant. Very well done
This is a tasty bit of lemon creme. Is the writer British, by any chance? It doesn't sound American.
This is so well- observed and unsentimental. Very convincing interior voice too.
This is poor.
But wixie my darling,she was poor
Larry poor persons poet Lark
I can just picture you in your old age, an ancient muttering woman meaning the best, but tripping over cracks on the footpath.
When did you get a sex change? (Or am I assuming too much?)
I can find no fault with this poem.
You took the fun out of it!
This is a found conversation poem heard almost word for word in a confectioners.
Glad you like it.
this is by no means poor. sums up teashops jus like how it flows constantly is like the people walking in and out and its propa hovis good. long live albion
You have captured my intention perfectly
Thanks for reading
I work with and for the elderly (social worker with a Gerontology concentration). Love this!
I'm coming to live out there so i can be one of your clients .I like my tea shaken not stirred and the cream scraped off of my cream bun so i can mix it with my shaving foam to get a better texture and a closer shave.
Larry cut throat Lark
PS you are a very kind man to take an interest in a whispy bearded old bastard like me and i thank you for it.
PPS could you possibly send me some cocaine and cannabis via return of post
If you were my client now, you'd have to pay me well! I've been out of work for almost seven months now and my UIB just ran out. Other than a small state pension from past employment you'd be my only income!
You say you're a "wispy-bearded, old bastard". How old are you? I'm 57 and I think I'm an older bastard than you are. Isn't that right?
If you wanted cocaine and cannabis, you'd have to check with my oldest son. To my great dismay he's done both! Pot I think he still does now and then which bothers me but not too much. Cocaine, thank God, he tried and quit!
Wambli i like tea too Cante
Thanks for the reply. Sorry to hear about your work predicament,luckily i don't have to bother much about that side of things anymore as i was offered and took early retirement 4 years ago . So i now have the time to breathe and walk about in the sunshine. You'll be pleased to note that i am an even older codger than you,old git Opal calls me, being 59 at the end of November. Don't time just fly though i don't mind that now i'm filling it more productively. I have also 2 sons as well as two daughters though my boys are a bit young to fall into decadent ways yet being 8 and 14 . The girls live in Manchester where one works and the others at Uni.
Hope to hear fromyou soon
your poems have an ability to make me smile - thanks once again
Thanks,but i won't rest easy till i have you busting a gut.
Larry light entertainment Lark
In recent endeavors coach outlet has been teaming up with famous artists to create limited edition collections. In 2012, artist and illustrator Hugo Guinness produced a collection of art-inspired leather and canvas illustrated bags and accessories for men.The coach outlet online Store sells many series. The Coach shoulder bags are always the best popular series because they are very practical and beautiful. The Coach bag is from the latest release of Coach Bags. Its crisp, scribble material, leather handle, perfectly complements the relaxed shape of this stylish pouch. All the items of coach outlet online Store fit all of your essentials and more.Frankfort transformed coach outlet from the relatively small company that it was in 1985 into the worldwide known brand that it is today.He is also known for making Coach bags affordable. They also owned specialty stores, and began to sell Coach bags there. Sales increased, and soon demand was greater than the supply. Eventually, coach outlet would restrict sales to hand-selected vendors.coach outlet online own a couple of line, color, or the selected theme, it should be a good choice. It may be the place where offer the bag ladies handbag, you will be able to follow a course of education or training receives for the slim project chest strap wallet. if your dream is to look like a million bucks for a mere several dollars, then our coach outlet store is the Jiminy Cricket of your existence.In recent decades, efforts have been made by governing bodies in various countries to overhaul their coach outlet canada structures at youth level with the aim of encouraging coaches to put player development and enjoyment ahead of winning matches. In my experience, most people adore beats by dre or they hate it, there's not much of an in-between. And that's true of most lines that really go for it when it comes to having a point of view-the more personality a bag has, the wider the gulf between the lovers and the haters becomes.dre beats as a professional beats Earrings online supplier, we have enjoyed the fullest respect for our in-time delivery, moderated price and superior quality. dr dre beats supplies the newest and most fashionable brand beats on sale.The more beats shoulder bags you order, the more discount you will get.If there was a part of him that influenced me buy Cheap beats headphones, that was it . Leaders commonly are pretty agreeable about sharing their strategy.
Our online store offers you discounted Designer louis vuitton replica wallet at present. You could find them in desirable quality and price. If you don't mind high class louis vuitton uk, have a good time here.During World War II, louis vuitton collaborated with the Nazis during the German occupation of France. Things got a little harrier when the show moved on to regular louis vuitton uk handbags, though, both figuratively and literally.LV bags in the louis vuitton outlet are a feminine update on an urban classic. With plenty of room for all of your essentials this covetable carryall will take you through the weekend in style. For your consideration is the Cheap sac louis vuitton which is made in USA . It is crafted in traditional monogram canvas and has natural cowhide leather.You don,t need to go out of your house and wander about to find the LV Bags you like.Additionally, special discounts of the goods such as louis vuitton Purses are offered everyday. Hurry up! So excited..I have one of the black and white graffiti louis vuitton uk bags and they had my marine leopard stole displayed, was very proud!The louis vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Fashionable, classical and unique, louis vuitton bags are really beautiful. The quantity is limited, hurry to buy one for yourself.leading manufacturers of champagne and cognac, merged respectively with louis vuitton to form the luxury goods conglomerate. Profits for 1988 were reported to have been up by 49% more than in 1987. The commercial is exploring the theme 'Where will life take you?' and is translated into 13 different languages. This is the first louis vuitton wallet commercial ad ever and was directed by renowned French director Bruno Aveillan.louis vuitton belt depicting a malnourished child holding a designer dog and a designer bag, and used it on T-shirts and posters to raise funds for the charity 'Divest for Darfur'.
I love this. We have an old lady like this who visits our restaurant.
L7-8 made me laugh.
The last three made me sad.
Thanks for the great read I thought this was going to be a whatyousee poem but it's brilliantly layered.
an actual poem.