A poem by _*Prof. Dr. Anne Lee Tzu Pheng*_ (Singapore Cultural Medallion winner). She was formerly in the English Literature Dept in NUS.
This is a powerful poem  on human friendship, n  loving one another.
Sip your Tea Nice and Slow
No one Ever knows when it’s Time to Go,
There’ll be no Time to enjoy the Glow,
So sip your Tea Nice and Slow.
Life is too Short but feels pretty Long,
There’s too Much to do, so much going Wrong,
And Most of the Time You Struggle to be Strong,
Before it’s too Late and it’s time to Go,
Sip your Tea Nice and Slow.
Some Friends stay, others Go away,
Loved ones are Cherished but not all will Stay.
Kids will Grow up and Fly away.
There’s really no Saying how Things will Go,
So sip your Tea Nice and Slow.
In the End it’s really all about understanding
Love For this World  and in the Stars above,
Appreciate and Value who truly Cares,
Smile and Breathe and let your Worries go,
So Just Sip your Tea Nice and Slow.”
When I’m dead.
Your tears will flow
But I won’t know Cry with me now instead.
You will send flowers,
But I won’t see
Send them now instead
You’ll say words of praise
But I won’t hear.
Praise me now instead
You’ll forget my faults,
But I won’t know…..
Forget them now  instead.
You’ll miss me then,
But I won’t feel.
Miss me now, instead.
You’ll wish You could have spent more time with me,
Spend it now instead
When you hear I’m gone, you’ll find your way to my house to pay condolence but we haven’t even spoken in years.
Look for me now.
*Anne Lee Tzu Pheng*
*”Spend time with every person around you, and help them with whatever you have to make them happy, your families, friends and  acquaintances.
* *Make them feel Special because you never know when time will take them away from you forever.
* Alone I can ‘Say’ but together we can ‘Talk’. Alone I can ‘Enjoy’ but together we can ‘Celebrate’  Alone I can ‘Smile’ but together we can ‘Laugh’ That’s the BEAUTY of Human Relations.
We are nothing without each other
So Stay Connected! _
*Anne Lee Tzu Pheng*_