Tea-Fast: Day 7 – The End Is Here!

Tea-Fast Day 7

Tea-Fast: Day 7 – The End Is Here!

Events From: 3/17/2013 (St. Patrick’s Day)

Documented: 3/18/2013


The Journey

The seconds tick by slowly.

My friends and family members try to annoy me.

Out of love they say

Jolly games they play

Tealeaves and brew you show me

Angst fills my heart, my mind, my cup but I will not show thee

Rebirth, strength, and confidence fill me

Their teasing only fuels me

Now minutes tick by without a second goodbye

Tea shall always be by my side

As a friend not a foe

No day will I ever go

Hours fly by, my friends tempt me with lies

Drink they say, you have nothing to prove

I throw fuel to the fire; their temptations make me go higher.

Push myself to end

One week it has been

Believe in they did or maybe did not

I know I will make it

Tea will not take me with it

Those around me support me

Without fail they tease me

Send good thoughts and good feelings

I see it was love, it always had been

They may not know but torture and teasing and good will only propels me

My future was sealed by those all around me

Your own personal form of support got me through this

Whether it be torture, a good word, or a comment or two

Thank you all as tomorrow will be true

The one-week tea-fast is over

The future nevermore


I don’t know why but a poem seemed to be the perfect way to describe these seven days.  I even made to midnight without a sip.  I want make my first cup a special one that can be savored.   Peacefully drunk whilst looking out the window at the falling snow.  I am surprised I didn’t just dive in at first opportunity.  I feel good, I feel happy, and I am certainly thrilled to have all of you supporting me all the way.


Forgive my writing, as I haven’t written a poem since high school.  Please no one take offense with anything in my poem.  Those who know me should know my sarcastic nature.  Everything I said was out of love and I felt supported 100% of the time.


Special Thanks To: (I hope I didn’t forget anyone)

Jo, Jackie, Robert, Nicole (TeaForMePlease), Tea Moment, Ricardo, Xavier, Katrina, Lu Ann, Courtney, Melody, Nicole (AmazonV), Amy, Crystal, Linda, Eric, Cynthia, Verity, Chris, Cody, Michelle, Vivek, Tozy Tea, Hilda, ChouchouThes, William, Ripping Yarns, Sara, Sip Tea, Teaconomics, Robyn, Jennifer F, Cody G, James, Michael C & the Sunday Tea Salon, and everyone else routing for me silently.  I love you guys!  If I forgot anyone I am really sorry.  Please don’t be upset with me.  I am just working on my first cup while writing this.


Most of all I’d like to offer extra special thanks to my husband Ralph and daughter Alexandria for putting up with me during this past week.   Your patience and efforts have not gone unnoticed. 

  12 comments for “Tea-Fast: Day 7 – The End Is Here!

  1. 18 Mar ’13 at 4:06 pm

    It was such fun supporting you on your journey. Thanks for the opportunity. Hope you never have to do this again!

    • 18 Mar ’13 at 5:09 pm

      Thank you so much @jopj. Your supportive words and personal daily messages on Google+ really made it so much more special.

  2. 18 Mar ’13 at 4:25 pm

    Well done and congratulations! There is a beauty to discipline, and only you will know all the many benefits and lessons gained. There were also many benefits and lessons gained in travelling alongside you this week. Thanks for sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly! I wonder what future blends will be able to claim their start in your mind from this experience!

    • 18 Mar ’13 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you. I actually feel like I have made a new friend through this process. We have gotten to know each other better since this fast. Getting to know you has been a wonderful unexpected positive result of this tea-fast. Your support is meant a lot to me. Now we just need you start blogging on @TeaTrade too. It’ll be easier for me to keep an eye on all your delicious tea goodness you write about. 😉

  3. 18 Mar ’13 at 4:48 pm

    It was an epic post series. You misspelled by first name but that’s alright.

    • 18 Mar ’13 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you Ricardo. I am especially happy you felt it was in fact “epic” since it was you that I felt was so openly eager to find out what mysterious blog topic I had been hinting at before announcing it. 🙂

      I apologize for the error and I have corrected it. Thanks for letting me know.

  4. 18 Mar ’13 at 7:41 pm

    I am furious to be NOT left out of the thanks. I expected “Thanks for nothing”

    • 18 Mar ’13 at 7:45 pm

      Oh but @thedevotea you helped me more than you even know. LOL 🙂 Double thanks to you! Tea-He!!!

  5. 18 Mar ’13 at 8:54 pm

    I raise my cup to you and your fasting.

  6. 18 Mar ’13 at 10:06 pm

    Bravo! Not to the tea fast but to this lovely poem. Can’t believe you just came out with it like that. You probably penned it carefully weeks ago, before you even started the fast. In fact you probably have a victory poem like this one and a defeat poem written too 😛
    Back to being serious, I love the poem. Great job for writing it, and now being done with the fast!

  7. 19 Mar ’13 at 1:30 am

    Thank you @Xavier it has been wonderful having your support during this past week.

  8. 19 Mar ’13 at 1:32 am

    Thanks @Jackie believe it or not halfway through my first cup of tea the poem just came out. I seriously haven’t written a poem in so many years and I didn’t intend to write one. However, it just followed so naturally so who am I to ignore the will of the leaf. 🙂

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