She's got that Mona Lisa Smile

Mara and her Mona Lisa smile
Mara and her Mona Lisa smile
Admiring the horsie
Admiring the horsie
Tough getting on a horse when your so small
Tough getting on a horse when your so small
Martin and Mara
Martin and Mara
All grown-up
All grown-up


This very lovely young woman is my hubby Martin’s daughter Mara. She is a lovely bundle of energetic surprise and delight and still in her late 20s. She’s an independent young woman who at this time is giving most of her love to her grandma and to her dog Marco Amor.






You were such a delight

When you were little

But the biggest wonder of all

Is how lovely you became


A personality that outshines all others

A sweetness that’s never lost

I know you’d hug the world

If just you could


I do believe you have it all

A whole bunch of the greatest friends

A dad who loves and adores you

And a great dog named Marco Amor


It’s that Mona Lisa smile that gets them all the time

Your long flowing hair

Sure wish you’d find your prince

I know he’d treasure you


So spread your lovely smile

All around

It’s what makes you so special

You know we all adore wonderful you

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Awww, this poem is such a nice one, it tells me that you appreciate your step daughter for being who she is, and that is beautiful of you Rasma, you have so much love to give, and remind me of my mother. Lovely poetry, voted up and out!


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ahorseback 4 years ago

I think that the very word "Beautiful" was invented long ago in a world where A beautiful young lady first smiled a smile like hers , and when that happened even the darkest angels sang.


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christin53 4 years ago from UK

This a lovely poem and Mara truly has a beautiful smile :)


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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Wow, She is in deed. and beautiful poem as Mara's SmilE


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Trinity M 4 years ago

Beautiful, both the poem and Mara; and she has a great ‘mom’ in you who appreciates her Mona Lisa smile. Thanks for sharing.


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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Awesome. It must be a real treat seeing a child grow and blossoming into a wonderful flower. Her smile is a give away of her happiness. I think that is so cool. Thank you for sharing and say hello to Mara for me.

tim


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

What a great tribute to a lovely young woman. You have done well here my friend!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

She seems to be a beautiful young lady both inside and out. A picture perfect smile of graceful poise.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

That is so sweet to hub about your step daughter. What a lucky girl she is.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Gypsy,

This is an excellent tribute, beautiful job here!


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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

What a sweet poem with beautiful pictures!!!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

It doesn't look like Mara went through any of the awkward stages most of us do. From little on, she shows her great smile. She looks very peaceful and serene. Not to mention, the most beautiful skin that is usually only seen on the cover of a high fashion magazine. Love is evident in your tribute to Mara. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos, too.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Gypsy..she does have a mona lisa smile and so beautiful...she looks like she is a joy to have around...a beautiful poem my friend...God bless you and your family..debbie


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

A very beautiful poem for a woman with a very beautiful smile !

Vote up and more !!!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Such a beautiful poem and she most definitely has the Mona Lisa smile, you are right. You are clearly very proud.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

she must absolutely love this poem - and YOU! she is beautiful and does have a mona lisa smile..lol..


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

It's too bad Leonardo da Vinci is not still alive - I'm sure he would fall in love with her - beautiful tribute, Gypsy. Voted up.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

you did yourself proud with this. congratulations


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Awesome, Mara looks great. Your poem expresses your love for Mara. Voted up.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for you comment Vellur. Mara has grown up to be a wonderful young women. Thanks for your vote.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you liked this Mhatter. She gets more lovely with every day. Just waiting for her prince to come.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for your comment and vote Ann. Yes, Leonardo would adore her.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks for you comment Leslie. Yes, that smile of hers gets to everyone's heart.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment acaetnna. This lovely girl has it all and yes, we're very proud of her.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you so much for your comment and vote kashmir.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for your comment my friend. Yes, Debbie she is a wonderful young woman and always very considered especially when it comes to her dad. God bless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment and glad you liked the pics Amy. Yes, Mara sort of slid so to say from childhood straight into adulthood.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you liked my tribute and the pics Patty.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you liked my tribute Josh.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for your comment wetnosedogs. Mara is a real sweetheart.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you liked my tribute to a very lovely young woman shiningirisheyes. She's a joy to have around.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Gypsy this was just a nice thing to do.. bless you and Mara :) Frank


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

A beautiful poem of love to your stepdaughter Gypsy rose. I love the pictures and her lovely Mona Lisa smile. Your words show affection and love and how proud you are of her. Wonderful.

BTW I just watched an episode of the BBC series Wallander that was set in Riga. I remembered that you live there. lol.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a sweet poem. She does have a lovely smile :)


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Awe, how loving, how beautiful, how sweet! What a set of amazing pictures, Mara's smile is pure magic!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you so much for your comment BeyondMax. She does have a wonderful smile.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for commenting Christy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you so much for your great comment Docmo. She's just a wonderful joy to be around. Glad you got a look at Riga. It's an amazing city full of the old and new. Haven't seen the series but will look for it on the Internet.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment Frank.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for your comment Bill. She is truly a wonderful young woman.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for your comment tsmog and yes, I'll pass along your hello. She's a bit amazed at all the responses but loves them all. As they say time goes by so quickly that children rarely realize that they have grown and blossomed.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you liked my tribute to Mara Trinity M.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for your comment and glad you liked my tribute myownlife.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for your comment Christin and glad you liked my tribute to Mara.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your great comment ahorseback. Who knows as we are born and live again she may have inherited something from the once former ML.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Loved you comment Mike. Touched my heart when you mentioned your mom. Thanks for the vote.


Mara ;) 4 years ago

thank you Rasma :* big kisses to you. and thank you all for wonderful coments, it was big Surprise for me :* thanks :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Awwww..this is beautiful. you're so sweet Gypsy. and Mara is such a lovely woman!


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epigramman 4 years ago

.......your big beautiful poetic heart is on proud display here Rasma ....

lake erie time 12:23pm sending you warm wishes and good energy


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked this. Yes, she's a real sweetheart unknown spy.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much Colin. Best wishes to you at 9 PM Riga time.


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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

My Dad once said I had a Mona Lisa smile. He never gave me compliments so I've always remembered it.

Mara is a very lovely young lady. She needs to appreciate herself, and all that she is, more.


KatrineDM 4 years ago

Rasma, what a lovely writing about your relative. Mara is a lovely young lady. There is time for all good things in life, her prince will come one day... :-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks you so much for your comment That Grrl. Your dad must of loved you lots to notice what a lovely daughter he had.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much for your comment Katrine. Right now she's content taking care of her grandma, enjoying her dog and working.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Another example of that big heart of yours Gypsy:) Beautiful girl, beautiful tribute. I wish all of you the happiness of the world. God Bless.


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Freya Cesare 4 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

You are right, she indeed have monalisa smile. :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much Ricky. The best to you and your family.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much for your comment Freya.

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