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Who Shall You Believe

An Elderly.

Introduction tells you,
Who shall you believe?  
Listen sometimes to your senses
your sadness or your joy.
If you are downhearted you cannot 
perceive any happiness or joy you will
 feel stepped on. 

Temptation tells you,
Who shall you believe? Even if you open 
up a pathway, can you reinforce your legs 
to take a stride without your cane? 
Can you become independent mount
Up the stairs? 
Can you open your Door pay homage 
to your unfurnished Home? unable
to set up due to your age?
Or will you act as in a theater playing 
the characterization of a tough actor 
capable of running after its shadow?

Happiness shares,
Who shall you believe? 
Your happiness tells you rotect your image 
as if its still young.
Fly with your spirit like a butterfly,
venture through the clear skies.
Intercept your freedom 
as long as its lasts.

Rejuvenate your thoughts to reserve 
a seat in your positive will power 
where you are your own master.

Weaknesses orders,
Who shall you believe? 
when you slept young and woke up old.
Why tolerate that body transformation,
why presume you are still young when 
definitely you are old.

Strength begs me,
Who shall you believe? 
Why are you shivering before waking up? 
Because you woke up old, you know it means
 You are a looser.
Gather your strength to face your reality,
deny wanting the impossible to happen?
Seek, look, understand, seek, look, feel the truth,
if not, your fate today will wither.

Sorrowful prays,
Who shall you believe? 
Your sadness orders you
Remain downhearted as you cannot perceive
Your friendly thoughts indicates you to look far
And open the entrance, where the philosophers
Meeting is taking place, enter and impose 
your knowledge, dictate your long lived 
teaching, allow yourself listen to the echo
 Clapping at the end of your speech.
Courage is the truth,this is who you 
should believe the you of the now.
This is accepting all of the above,
when I will come out from that
Door proud of my cane.
Nothing is impossible when I remain 
hungry to want to live.
No matter how old or young, I am.

Therese Bacha
17 November 2013

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  1. Date: 11/22/2013 12:00:00 PM

    Hope and belief open doors to being able to do most anything for sure..Sara

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 5:26:00 PM

    Powerful and poignant. How we feel when age creeps upon us. Like a Stealth bomber, it is on before we know it. Keep writing your wonderful poems. It helps keep one young. Allan

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 7:23:00 PM

    You haved moved my heart Therese because of your return and this poem is so in tune with my own thoughts that it takes my breath away. Everyday I do my best to smile and clear the way with possitive thoughts.The lust for life is ever with me and even though some days are harder than others I will keep on thinking free;And I will never surrender. Iam like you my friend.Be well ; Michael.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:05:00 AM

    - The last verse says it all my friend Terry. - How are you ... it's a "infinity" since I've seen you????? - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha Date: 9/28/2013 10:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Anne, thank you for passing by, sorry I have been away for a while, hopefully soon I will be back. Hugs Terry
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 6:36:00 PM

    Oh my T....yes....proud God still has something for us...someone to touch me with this poem....thank you......

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha Date: 9/10/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi D, thank you so much. See u Terry
  1. Date: 8/14/2013 9:40:00 PM

    Hi Therese, I enjoy reading ever bit of the poem. "Courage is the truth.This is who you should believe." beautiful line.We must all persevere.

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha Date: 9/10/2013 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your review, I enjoyed reading your appreciation of my poem. Bless u Terry