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Sip your tea
Nice and slow
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.

Anne Lee Tzu Pheng

A poem by Prof. Dr. Anne Lee Tzu Pheng (Singapore Cultural Medallion winner). She was formerly in the English Literature Dept in NUS.

This is such a beautiful poem and in a way seems quite rather more relevant in current times.

The poet encourages us to be in the present, and to act and live in the here and now. Not to wait until death overtakes a loved one and then be regretful of things we never did, said, appreciated or valued.

Comment below on your favorite way spend time with your loved ones or when was the last time time you got to spend time with a loved one?

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