A Poem – The Tea Shop

A Poem – The Tea Shop September 30, 2020









I tried to plan an adventure

I planned out all of the parts

But almost from the beginning

My well-made plans fell apart.


I missed a lot of adventure

While trying to salvage the plan

I did not notice the great things

I missed the wonder at hand.


But then I discovered the tea shop

And met the strange man with no name,

He treated me like one of the family

Which took me away from my game


Some things were immediately obvious

Other things took a while to sort out

I realized it was a lot about presence

But mystery left much bigger doubts.


I thought I would find a great message

So I sat down to compile a nice book.

I discovered that I was the message

And from the Tea Shop, it’s mission I took.

Karl Forehand

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Karl Forehand is a former pastor, podcaster, and award-winning author. His books include Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About the Father’s Heart and the soon-to-be released Tea Shop. He is the creator of The Desert Sanctuary and Too Many Podcasters podcasts. He is married to his wife Laura of 32 years and has one dog named Winston. His three children are grown and are beginning to multiply!

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