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I Woke Up One Morning

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I Woke Up One Morning

                              "I Woke Up One Morning."

I woke up one morning as if from a dream, 
I had lived from being a child, to an old age. 
I was struck by anguish and fear until I realized 
that this dream was my awakened past.

I walked this earth with steady feet, 
Carrying my mind in my heart.
Surrounded by some who cared and 
other's who couldn't.
I felt betrayed and in return I wounded myself. 
Those marks are invisible, yet the pain is deeply 
felt with inner scars.

Along my path, I met my mother, a passive soul! 
kind, and generous, unable to express her perplexed mind. 
I met my father! unsatisfied at who he was, 
blowing blows of anger and frustration, into his world, 
yet sensitive enough To overwhelm his children with 
silence and authority, which he called love and protection 
from a world he feared. 
And under his wings was no such living.

I met my eldest brother, who's joy on this earth was 
short lived! A soul refined with inner depth and struggle 
to better himself and love unbounded by more love 
to those he loved.

I met my little sister, who will represent a loving 
child within a grown sensitive, and sensible feeling 
woman Her inner space, glows in her outer beauty, 
which remained young coming from the depth 
of her feelings, and suffering, and re-suffering, 
while creating from her own flesh her home.

We left our native home where we laughed, 
and cried, growing, hoping to fulfill a dream 
not yet dreamt. 
Follows a life with pressure, discontent,
pain, submissiveness we walked, unconnected  
with our partners, divided, never holding hands 
along the path.

Four new lives,  time, events, war, death, tears and smiles... 
engulfed our existence, until all that we call freedom 
brought an unaccomplished freedom 
short lived, yet lived.

I met my younger brother he our enigma our flesh 
and blood runs together in different fields. 
Children and more children they are our treasures. 
Their pains and joys reflect in our lives.

Yet, nothing can cut through the thread that holds 
our lives together. 
Young and old and growing will remain enduring, 
with every breath we breath, away or close, 
we hear each other's silences. 
Awake at night we see a portrait of beauty, love, 
courage, and endurance and colorful.

Awake with a warm feeling that I am 
that multiplicity of them, I am not alone
as they live in me and from me as one.

 Therese Bacha
12/12/12

Contest Old Poem You Are Proud Of.  Nathan. A  WIN (Honorable Mention)

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  1. Date: 6/9/2013 6:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your awesome win my dear friend, Therese! love and big hugs, Leonora

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 6/9/2013 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Leonora, thank you so much for reading my poem. Its so nice of you. Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:27:00 PM
    Dear Terry. I am glad I happened upon this poem of yours on Nate's winners list. Congrats. He does not give many wins out to members. So you did really great to make it on the list. I remember this poem because I was the first one to comment on how nice it was. Hope you are doing ok this weekend. Luv, Andrea

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 6/9/2013 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea, miss you, will stay in touch. soon. Love Terry.xoxo
  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Congratulations!!! TERRY, nice to see you on Nates' winning list. By the looks of his winners, it seems as if he's a real picky person.... xox~ Linda

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 6/8/2013 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello my dear Linda, thank you so much, yes, he chose my poem, I was so happy, as usually you are the one who chooses me. I love the hat Linda, you look so cute. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:27:00 PM
    congrats on your win, close enough to the theme'

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 6/7/2013 8:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Nathan, I just now opened my computer with your beautiful message about my win, Whoa, thank you so much for Honoring my poem. I really do appreciate it a lot. Have a great weekend. Terry xo I am so happy.
  1. Date: 4/5/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Terry; This is beautiful. It's like watching a movie through a dream. Congratulations on being featured. Many blessings...... Lucilla

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 4/5/2013 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucy for passing sometime with me, how beautiful is your picture with the hat. Love Terry xoxoxoxo
  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Hi Terry, this endures a good flowing verse, enjoyed your poem. Many Blessings with your Featured Poem of the week. By the way no matter my blue color or tune I am always here, spreading the colorful cheer.....Happy Easter!" xox~ LINDA

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/30/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi PD, thank you for taking the time to pass by, especially under the circumstances your family are passing through. Thank you and Happy Easter to you to . Much Love Terry xoxoxo Your energy i feel it when i read your comments.
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 7:47:00 AM
    just beautiful. am loving it

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/30/2013 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sharon, just noticed you passed by, i want to thank you very much, Happy Easter. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 5:56:00 AM
    I love this, great poem and it has so much depth. Awesome job :)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/28/2013 7:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Donald, welcome again, thank you for passing by, will be seeing each other often. So nice of you. Terry xo
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:11:00 AM
    A gold medal..This poem's depth is frightening..love it!

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/28/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Whoa David, thank you so much, thank u for passing by. Terryxoxo
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 4:03:00 PM
    Congrats Therese on your featured prose poetry.

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/25/2013 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for passing by , i do appreciate your feelings. Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem...Donna

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/24/2013 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna, i was surprised because its the second time this same poem will be on poetrySoup. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:02:00 AM
    Terry, there is so much wisdom residing in this write. Just about the time I collected myself from one astounding revelation, you hit me with another. Your talent is used by a masterful pen. You're just short of my favorites list.... Great work...... Jake

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 12/18/2012 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so happy ......promise i will write.....God Bless Always....whoa.... Terry
  1. Date: 12/17/2012 5:58:00 PM
    WoW,,, at first I felt a tear at the ninth line,I thought you were writing my life. this is an awesome dream ;} Have a blessed Christmas Season ;}

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 12/17/2012 8:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Debbie.....we human beings always have so many similarities happenings in our lives.....that is why poetry brings us closer together......Happy Holidays....xoxo Terry
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 1:13:00 AM
    wow, what a dream this was, and you have hit upon the purpose of life: to be part of a family within the larger family of man and learn to survive and love together!!

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 12/15/2012 6:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea....yes family is so important.....love is strength.....Happy Holidays....Terry