Poems and Music

The Tea Song

Listen to the song here.

The Tea Song

 

I never sat right next to you in class before

but I wanted to

be next to you

 

so today I took the chair right next to yours

I fixed my hair

and waited there

 

but when you walked in you didn’t take that chair at all

you coughed and sneezed and sat right down against the wall

I couldn’t see your pretty face at all

 

it had been a week since I had seen you

I couldn’t bear

your empty chair

 

so I left my disappointment in the classroom

and went to Coffee Bean

to buy you tea

 

but I got back as everyone was leaving

I looked and looked but you were nowhere to be seen

twenty lonely minutes with our tea

 

ready to give up I finally found you

my heart raced

to see your face

 

I told you I got tea and heard you had the flu

so I bought two

this one’s for you

 

but you didn’t move, just smiled and said, “Thank you, but

that’s really okay, I just had a cup”

I wish you had just told me to give up

 

it may look like it’s full, but it’s plain to see

your cup of tea

is half empty

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