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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

  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