Saturday, March 21, 2020

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CLEAN HANDS
With clean hands, the grasp of a cup of tea,
And hope swirling, rising like steam
Trashing the fury of uncertainty,
Hot in the heart of social distancing,
In a world without hugs, the grasp of a cup of tea;
Cheers for the planet we live on and love,
Passion let it be
That we can approach divine mercy,
In a time, a compassionate era of helpless we
Battle the germ of panic, and
Pray sip in faith, with the grasp of a cup of tea.
CLEAN HANDS © gillena cox 2020

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NOTE:
How to construct The Fold Poem HERE and
HERE

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HAPPY WORLD POETRY DAY

REVISIT
21 March 2018
21 March 2017
21 March 2016


Edited today 22nd March to link this post to
Poets and Storytellers United
Writers' Pantry #12: You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em



43 comments:

  1. Also published at Poemhunter dot com

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  2. Tea is a great comfort at any time.Blessings Gillena.Take good care of yourself.

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  3. A calm moment to begin the day, much needed and appreciated.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Chrissa

      Much❤love

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  4. Indeed, it's always healthier to focus on the things we do have.

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  5. Thanks for your appreciation Magaly

    Much❤love

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  6. It's the uncertainty that's the hardest aspect of this pandemic. However, tea steadies the nerves! A blessed Sunday to you, Gillena.

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  7. My clean hands are clapping.

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  8. “Battle the germ of panic, and
    Pray sip in faith, with the grasp of a cup of tea.”

    Amen, sister. I’m about to have some vanilla chai. Wanna join?

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  9. The chance to take a cup of tea and count my blessings is always welcome.

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  10. Sipping tea does seem to soothe my weary heart. Hope the tea leaves will give us a message of hope.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Truedessa

      Much❤love

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  11. Such a special way to start the day. We need to cling to the reassurance of faith.

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  12. Thanks for your appreciation Bev

    Much❤love

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  13. I appreciate this, Gillena, especially this line: "In a world without hugs, the grasp of a cup of tea;" I feel the same way about tea and coffee. It kind of is my hug(s) now. I also like the inclusion of Divine Mercy! :D

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jenna

      Much❤love

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  14. Well said. It's very comforting to have one's hands around a warm cup.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

      Much❤love

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  15. This is beautifully rendered, Gillena 💝 with proper precautions we shall beat the virus in no time.

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    1. Thanks for your apprecistion Sanaa

      Much❤love

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  16. "we Battle the germ of panic" - yes, I'm seeing this everyday now. You give us an optimistic look at the reality of our day. Raise a cup of tea for me, Gillena as I will for you.

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  17. There is much comfort in a cup of tea, and much to warm the heart in your poem, Gillena.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciatio Sherry

      Much❤love

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  18. A comforting poem, Gillena. I’ll think of this when I make my next cup of tea and watch the steam rise. Much love and stay safe!

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  19. I was gasping and grasping for a cup of tea by the time I finished reading this Gillena.

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    1. Oh good😊glad you dropped by Robin

      Much❤love

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  20. Oh the fury uncertainty holds. I love the sipping of faith and tea you lead us to here Gillena! Lovely! Be safe my friend!

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  21. Thank you for your appreciation Carrie

    Much❤love

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  22. Comfort...we need it. Be still and let it come in. "Battle the germ of panic" Yes!

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  23. As a Brit I always appreciate a cup of tea. Wise, calming words, and you're right, panic is a virus.

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  24. Thanks for your appreciation Anthony

    Much❤love

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  25. Love the positivity in your words! Stay heathy and happy.

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