Tea For One

Tea For One

A Poem by Rie Sheridan Rose

this came to me when I saw a vanity plate go by one day...



I'll wait no more for romance.

It isn't worth the price.

I'll sell my soul for no one,

despite the world's advice.


And you may think me lonely,

as I sit at tea for one,

but I wrap myself in satin,

and I cater to no one.


Sometimes I'll take a lover

should I feel the need for spice

but I'll give my key to no one

for Love rolls loaded dice.


And when the world winds down at last

and I decide that will suffice,

I'll sleep in peaceful silence,

my heart encased in ice...

© 2009 Rie Sheridan Rose

Author's Note

Rie Sheridan Rose
(may possibly become a song someday, with the second stanza as chorus...)

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I forgot how well you craft words, Rie. I'm truly pleased to find you still in the Writer's Cafe, continuing to hone your talent, and generously share your poetry. It's good to set my eyes on your words again.

And it's good to be back.


I love the strength of this piece, the iron spine of this piece, the confident freedom of this piece -- and you.

Posted 9 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


aah, Rie.

Anyway, very beautiful & you are correct, it could easily be a song..and the
second stanza would be great in repetition. But it also stands on its own as a poem.
very fine work.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It's very well-written, Rie. Being the optimistic romantic that I am, however, I must believe there is someone for everyone in this world. It has been my experience that it never seems to happen when you want it too, though.

Posted 9 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Added on January 12, 2009


Rie Sheridan Rose
Rie Sheridan Rose


I'm a Texas girl, born and bred. I have a bachelor's degree in Technical Theater, and another in Asian Studies. Learning is one of my favorite hobbies. :) I am the eldest of four sisters, and that was.. more..


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