Sip your tea nice and slow

Poem by Ann Lee Tzu Pheng

No one Ever knows
when it’s Time to Go,
There’ll be no Time
to enjoy the Glow,
So sip your Tea
Nice and Slow.

Life is too Short but feels pretty Long,
There’s too Much to do , so much going Wrong,
And Most of the Time You Struggle to be Strong,
Before it’s too Late
and it’s time to Go,
Sip your Tea
Nice and Slow.

Some Friends stay,
others Go away,
Loved ones are Cherished, but not all will Stay ,
Kids will Grow up
and Fly away,
There’s really no Saying how Things will Go,
So sip your Tea
Nice and Slow.

In the End it’s really
all about Understanding Love,
For this World
and in the Stars above,
Appreciate and Value who truly Cares,
Smile and Breathe
and let your Worries go,
So, Just Sip your Tea
Nice and Slow

Today, I’m sipping my tea nice and slow. Alone. My favourite is the WenShan Bao Zhong Cha.

The weather is erratic. Heavy rainstorm, then hot and sunny. I’ve not been feeling well. Am I selfish, when despite my not feeling well, himself asked me to visit his mom, and I declined. A friend who suffers from high anxiety and much angst asked to grab coffee.

As I sipped my tea and surfed the net, I chanced upon, “Sip your coffee, nice and slow”, “Sip you whiskey, nice and slow”.

How about trying my hand at poem writing from a different perspective?

“Sip your tea nice and slow


Savour the subtle notes

The different tones.


Tea bushes drink moon dew

Nice and gently

Lightness of being

Refill your well

Nice and slow

Before it becomes empty”

As I reflect on the day before, recognising me and being grateful for the opportunities to encourage others, I’m emboldened to say “not more”, sans guilt. The self I bring

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