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Who Am I

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Who Am I

 ~Who Am I Mirror Mirror.~ 

Hospital mirror, 
Mother who is that man who has no hair? 
I have hair. 

That man that has no eyebrows? 
I have eyebrows. 

Hospital mirror, 
That man who looks slim? 
I am healthy. 

Who is that man with a plastic bag 
hanging from his arm? 
My arms are free. 

Hospital mirror 
Who is that man who looks like me? 
Suddenly I was screaming for help 
Crying out loud yes 
that man`s image is me. 

Mother look at that mirror with me 
see If that man is me? 
When did you find out 
I have cancer? 

Tears were flowing down my face 
I am strong I don't cry that image 
he looks dead how long will I live? 
Answer me? 

Mother whispered to the mirror I couldn't! 
As I knew not 
except that image in that mirror, 
is you. 

My son, we will remain here for the coming five months. 
I prayed fear not you will become 
The Miracle Boy. 
It happened. 

Today five years later he is free of cancer, 
he looks at his mirror knows who he is. 
Alive and Healthy. 
A Miracle. 

Written By Me: The Mother 
Therese Bacha
  6/9/2013 

Mirror Contest by Nathan A. (Honorable Mention)

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  1. Date: 4/14/2013 2:23:00 PM
    Beautiful and sad and so well written. It made me cry. Thank you for your kind comments on Death Came Calling. Not all of mine are so dark! :)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 4/14/2013 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Unfortunately for us its my son who had cancer, but five years later he is doing great Thank God. Thank you fo rpassing by. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 12:58:00 PM
    Heart-wrenching! I'm glad the real outcome was so much better than the poem's. Congrats on your win, Terry! Love, Kim

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 2/26/2013 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Kim.....your feelings are so real .....Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:07:00 AM
    Unbelievable emotion--so powerful is the story!

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 2/25/2013 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Craig written from the heart, first part is my son......thank God second part is not my son......Terry xoxo Thank you.
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:19:00 AM
    A very good poem to send to the contest and you won! - Congratulations! - Have a lovely new week! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 2/25/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Anne, its so nice of you as usual you pass by , its a nice sensation to win, have a nice day....which state do you live in? out of curiosity. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Hi Terry, , thank you for SUPPORTING MY NEWEST contest...CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome win ;-) LINDA

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 2/24/2013 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda, whoa whoa thank you so much for choosing my poems, i am honored to be chosen by you.......God Bless you my dearest friend.......Love Terry xoxoxo
  1. Date: 1/19/2013 11:27:00 AM
    I must say this was a hard read Therese, My thoughts go out to that friend of yours..Joe.

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 1/19/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joe, to be honest, the first part is my sons story 5 years ago he was 45 years old, he had cancer Lymphoma, we stayed at the UCLA hospital in SF for 5 months,,,he said i will fight my destiny, thank God he is cured.....i feel safe writing to you.Love Terry,they called him The Miracle Boy,,,xoxo
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Very powerful, a bit of a mind bend but very effective. Well done.

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 1/3/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You......it is real.......a friends son....Terry