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A Portrait

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A Portrait

                         ~A Portrait ~

A mother feels that her life resembles
 to an unpretentious painting 
hanging on the wall in her residency,
it projects nothing except 
emptiness,stagnant,old,
no ocean with the seagulls 
flying on top humming 
happy sounds to express 
how much they love their liberty.

That portrait is dark lifeless 
when she is far from her children,
the sun doesn't like to wake up,
there are no tourists walking 
on that beach,even the waves 
are stuck they do not have 
the energy to move and splash 
on the shore.

The crabs don't come out 
to breath from underground 
as it feels lifeless,the moon 
changes its course not to be
 seen in there and is not ready 
to shed any lights to avoid 
this obscurity,even the fish 
are sleeping dizzy without food 
due to their sadness 
with all their surroundings,
nothing is alive, and knows 
she is stuck for a while 
with this painting having to 
look as is and accept it.

Until she lands and sees her children
 holding a bouquet of roses,
then the painting starts breathing,
everything awakes,sleeping or dead
 come to life, the waves splash 
on the shore,the seagulls fly 
and the melody is beautiful, 
the sun peeps looking so happy 
and clear,the crabs start popping 
up crawl with pride,the tourists 
stride with huge smiles,lovers 
holding hands, kissing love is happiness,
later the fish cant stop swimming 
from one place to the other 
searching for their breakfast,
later on the rainbow appears 
as a surprise the sun will leave 
and the moon will take its place
 to shine from above on everybody
 in that portrait,now she could start
 looking at it because its alive 
it becomes the most beautiful portrait.

She was one of the most beautiful 
women when she turned 32 after 
11 years of marriage with 2 children 
young boys she would walk in 
the streets with them everybody 
would turn and double look at her.

In that portrait she is wearing one 
of her black & white Chanel suit holding a 
champagne glass in her hand standing
 on the sand an everlasting peaceful look,
sometimes she wears her hair up 
with pearls to hold them firmly,
the white and black earrings from Chanel,
always has make up with such elegance, 
she has a small nose everybody admires
 and envies her,she has green eyes beautiful,
very sexy lips as she knows how to dress
 up her lips a brown contour and a light 
pink lipstick,her body is gorgeous 
tall & slim now she's admiring 
her living portrait.

She sees beauty and sharing only
 with her children when she feels young
 & has a wide image of describing
 this same painting which is hanging on her wall. 
When she goes back home she becomes blind 
only by looking at it with no tomorrow 
except her sitting on the couch 
watching TV or writing poetry.

Most of the time shedding 
tears of fear and loneliness. 
But when she leaves home 
to join the outside world,
everybody thinks she's doing great,
looking good with her make up,
after all those years of being 
separated she knows
how to camouflage her pain
 in the presence of strangers.

All what she asks for,
is listen to her sons voices
 whispering her name.
Voices,through a wire for years. 
Today,I am that woman of 76 years old.


Therese Bacha
  5/7/2013     Win No (7)

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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Congratulations, with your winning poem Terry, I'm also stopping by to say hi, and wish you an early Happy Easter, just in case I don't have time to stop by in the next few days. take care and have yourself a good one~ Always & Forever *LINDA"

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/28/2013 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda i cannot believe that you passed by during that critical stage you are in. Thank so much so much. Love to you and your daughter. Terry xoxoxo
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:21:00 PM
    This is lovely Theresa , a nice winning poem, Congrats~SKAT

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/27/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much. Long time we did not meet. Please give my love to PD i am so sorry for her daughters pain. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:28:00 PM
    There's this is a beautiful picture painted by your words. Splendid. Rick

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/24/2013 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Rick, thank so much for passing by, so nice of you. Love Terry xoxo
    Zablocki Avatar Rick Zablocki
    Date: 3/24/2013 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *Therese
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Congrats on a great win...Donna

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/24/2013 6:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Donna, thank you so much for passing by, Have a nice week. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:19:00 AM
    Therese, loving and wonderful portrait of a mother and her meaning to you/us. Congratulations on your win.

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/24/2013 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sheri, thank you for the compliment , we are very good mothers and i am a grandmother to. Hope to see you soon. Terry xoxoxo
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 1:27:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your win in my contest my dear friend Therese! I extremely love and enjoyed the adorable picture in your amazing poem. Thank you so much for your full support. Have a blessed Palm Sunday/Weekend! love and hugs, Leonora

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/24/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Leonora, i do appreciate so much for accepting my poem, i enjoyed writing it . Have a wonderful day, and thank you so much. Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 11:52:00 PM
    wow, terry, that one adorable picture sure inspired you and brought out SO MUCh about you. I think you must have been so gorgeous in those days when you were loving life with your own adorable children, and you are a super mom the way you miss them now. I bet you would do anything for them!!

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/15/2013 12:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea,,,,thank you for all the loving feelings expressed to me through you writing,i do cherish them a lot, as you are very special friend.....Have a beautiful tomorrow and weekend...Love Terry xoxoxoxooxoox
  1. Date: 3/11/2013 7:44:00 AM
    Terry, you have "painted" a beautiful picture - a picture in thoughts and words. - The frame around it is your work, and you've made it unique! - Good luck in the contest! - Wish you a nice new week. -oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/11/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Anne, thank you so much my faithful friend, hope you are doing great, unbelievable how deep you are with your feelings thank you so much. Love Terry xoxoxo
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 9:28:00 PM
    I like this Terry; comparing your life to a painting. that's something. it reminds me of a poem I wrote. Portrait Of My Life. A mother is always a mother. Our kids always bring us joy - no matter how old they are. Many blessings. Lucy

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/9/2013 9:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lucy Lucy my friend the faithful, since i met the Soup, i feel so much better, having friends like you to comfort me when i am in pain. You always touch my heart with your warm words. Good night. Lucy thank you again for your feelings towards me. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/9/2013 9:12:00 PM
    It's nice to see you my friend, I send you my greetings tonight! This is a fantastic write! I really enjoyed reading it this evening! What a delightful piece, Great work!!

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/9/2013 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russell my friend, you are so nice, i need to finish it into better, have a great Sunday.....Congrats on all your wins, i like it when i see your name on each contest....and i read many actually. Love Terry xoxo