I have been writing poetry on and off for the last 15 years. A lot of what I’ve written has been recycled – I only keep the good stuff. Some of it has been published, some of it not yet.
A few years ago, by way of a birthday present, I gave my mum a mug with a poem on it that I had written. She seems to drink in this mug all the time.
Yesterday morning (Thursday), Premier Radio’s Breakfast Show ran a poetry competition, with the prize being a book of poems by Christian pastor Jill Briscoe. My mum decided to read out the poem that I had written and had printed on her mug.
It probably doesn’t take a PhD to work out that I wouldn’t be posting about this if she hadn’t won.
So, I post that poem here for your (hopeful) enjoyment and it should be clear why it was an appropriate text for a mug.
When I wake up in the morning,
You give me a kick for the day.
You are there on my way to work,
And I don’t even have to pay.
It’s my need for you that gets me
From my overwhelming desk.
But you give me the energy
To get through more, not less.
Where two or three have gathered,
It’s your aroma that’s in the air.
As I catch up with my friends,
Your refreshing power is what we share.
When I get home to the TV,
It is on you I like to sup.
Move over, Starbucks, Kenco, Nescafe,
Jesus Christ is my coffee cup.
(C)2011 Pravin Jeya