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Getting Older

Therese Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Getting Older which was written by poet Therese Bacha. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Young man sitting next to me on the bench I asked him,
Young man if I am sad what will you do? I will ask you to share your sadness.
Young man if I am cold what will you do? I will cover you with my coat.
Young man if I am angry what will you do? I will listen and help you forgive. 
Young man if I am standing what will you do? I will give you my place.
Young man if I am crying what will you do? I will wipe your tears & enlace you.
Young man if I am hungry what will you do? I will give you my sandwich.
Young man if I am sleepy what will you do? I will cradle you.
Young man if I need a friend what will you do? I will befriend you forever.
Young man if I am lonely what will you do? I will take you in and look after you.
Young man if I am lost what will you do? I will hold you to find your way back.
Young man if I want to kill myself what will you do? I will forbid you to do that.
Young man if I want my children what will you do? I will locate them for you.
Young man can you get me off this bench walk me to the bank, yes of course.  
Arrived at the bank holding her hand she went to the teller told him to get her out 50.0000$. Thank you for sitting on the bench with me. Remember this day
Its a Thanksgiving gift.

    Therese Bacha
   15/3/2013

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  1. Date: 9/28/2013 10:35:00 PM
    This is a very touching and powerful poem. Full of heart and emotion. Gives the reader something to ponder and learn from. nice job

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 9/28/2013 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, I am glad you enjoyed reading my poem. Thank you so much. Terry
  1. Date: 5/5/2013 10:47:00 PM
    awesome sharing dear Terry.,,, just stop by to enjoy your great writes...<3 much luv and hugs :) <3 Sk

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 5/6/2013 5:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much. I really need your appreciation to write some more hopefully. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 8:44:00 AM
    I love this, very cool style. This may inspire me for something :)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 4/3/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donald. You are new here as i remember, and it feels that you are a very warm person, feeling wise. Thank you so much, Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 3:07:00 PM
    hey, that was a great ending. I love that kind of twist!! Sorry I missed this one earlier. It's super cool!! soupmail for ya.

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/20/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andrea, hope you are good.......will see you later......thanks....love Terry xoxoxo
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 11:16:00 PM
    That was a surprise ending. Thank you for your comments on my poems. I will be 95 on my birthday this year. Nineteen years older than you. I didn't start writing poetry until my son died in 1999 and I was 80. So you have lots of time. Love, Joyce

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/18/2013 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so so sorry to hear of your loss,,,,,it did touch my heart,,,because when my son had cancer, i started writing poetry, i needed to write whats in my heart.....God Bless you, you look amazing,,,,,age is a number, your spirit is more important.....Good night.......Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:07:00 AM
    nice ending for the young man :)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/18/2013 6:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Don, Thank you for reading my poem, have a nice day. Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Girl; this is some poem. I love it. It will be good for the contest. Thanks for sharing. lucilla

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/17/2013 12:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Lucy, you are so sweet, i love when you pass by, i look at your photo as if you are standing opposite me. Love Terry xoxoxo
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:21:00 PM
    - It was a lot of money to be a thoughtfully fellow human! - Terry, a good poem and good idea to contest - I wish you luck! - Take good care of yourself, my friend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/16/2013 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Here comes my friend Anne, thank you so much.....we try to change ideas. Love Terry xoxoxo
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:14:00 AM
    Nice write ....Seren

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/16/2013 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Seren. Terry
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 10:57:00 PM
    I love the write....But I'm a bit confused? Is the 50.0000$ for the woman,or the young man? It reads like the woman doesn't want the money. Such a kind young man. :o) They are so hard to find now a days.Indeed this is a heart warmer Terry... :o)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/15/2013 11:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Dan long time no see, the money is from the lady to the young man, i will arrange it thank you so much for passing by. Love Terry xoxo
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 9:52:00 PM
    This is so heartwarming !!

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/15/2013 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for passing by. Terry
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 9:08:00 PM
    This is a tremendous and wondrous write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this stupendous poem this evening! What a lovely piece, such a fabulous poem, Great Work!!

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 3/15/2013 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Russell how do you know that quickly that i wrote a new poem, just out of curiosity. Thank you so much my friend. Love Terry xoxoxo