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My Little Wooden Cup

Updated on October 27, 2013

My Little Wooden Cup

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

I who have little,

drink from my wooden cup,

the gift of life’s sanguine elixir,

fate upon my shoulders,

its hopes against my lips.

I know nothing of a golden chalice,

the wine within sweet and comforting,

its gift the price of silver.

The taste of it bitter to me,

a rotting of grapes,

filled with pretension

and chemicals to line pockets.

My little wooden cup is ever full,

the sweetest my water,

beyond compare.

When thirst strikes me,

and dryness from a parched tongue

leaves me wanting,

my cup filled with life,

revives me,

brings me back from waste.

I strive not for comfort,

for pride or silver,

just leave me be,

with my little wooden cup.

Swayed by distractions,

I walk the earth,

in wonder,

of all that man demands,

takes for granted.

Suffering is all I see,

and pain is all I feel,

for this waste.

My gnarled wooden cup,

as empty as it seems,

is my life,

filled with potential,

my sustenance.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile image

      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Asma, I shall. Glad you liked it.

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      asmaiftikhar 6 years ago from Pakistan

      Beautiful poem and the composition is the poem is excellent.Keep it up

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Matthew, klanguedoc and tipoague. I'm glad we all agree. Thanks for reading and your comments. Cheers.

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      Tammy 6 years ago from USA

      Sometimes life is more refreshing and lively from a wooden cup than the golden chalice. This reminds me of a choice we once for money, or live simply to spend time with our kids. Great hub!

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      Kevin Languedoc 6 years ago from Canada

      We all should drink from a wooden cup.

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      Matthew Hotaling 6 years ago from Missouri

      Well said. I drink from a wooden cup too. My wife wishes it were a golden chalice, but I am happy with what I have.