Honesty

Bloody words
escape my lips,
fly like birds
that fall and slip,
look absurd
but slowly trip
visions blurred,
until they flip.

Bled out sounds
possessed my tongue,
left my mouth,
fled from my lungs,
tilted ground,
vibrations rung,
sadness found
where all begun.

Bleeding tunes
ring in my ears,
my head swoons
expunging fears,
hope balloons
releasing tears,
heart cocoons
yet, feels so clear.

Blood filled songs,
finally healed,
curing wrongs,
dropping the shield,
thoughts prolonged
but now revealed,
truth belongs
to what feels real.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Real

Sincerely painful.
Quite hurtful from time to time.
The truth is worth it.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Silenced

A covered mouth
carries closed eyes,
so no one sees
the knots inside.


Her suppressed views
lay to reside,
constantly judged
opt to just hide.


A silenced tongue
helps keep her safe,
afraid to fall
or make mistakes.


Anything said
may cause offense.
Wears a thick skin
to shield defense.


Watches each word,
cancels her views.
Trying so hard
to still be true.


Most will demand
her honesty,
but crave her thoughts
always agree.


So she decides
to be herself,
by breaking free
of her hard shell.


To socialize
still being her,
showing the world
truths she offers
.

Reflective smiles
mirror her heart,
she is unique
a work of art.

Each step she takes
is filled with light.
Self-acceptance,
lets her shine bright.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Will

Doing what she must
as ways to survive.
Smacking her own face
just to feel alive.


Numbed to all the pain,
seasoned to betrayal.
Holding her weak heart,
knowing she will fail.


Crying without tears,
she screams, no one hears,
cover her own ears,
to shelter her fears.


Falling to the ground,
with no one around,
Finds strength to stand proud,
fixes her tilted crown.


Exhales all the hell,
she had to endure,
then takes a full breath
to feel reassured.


Stands on her two feet,
her head in the air,
as her inner force,
tempts her to now dare.


Knowing deep inside
her aim can build towers.
Cradles brighter views,
embracing her power.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Timeless

Yesterday I was born,
and the day before that,
been around for decades,
living from where I sat
.

Resolving past trauma,
letting go of old pain,
seeing wounds as lessons
has allowed me to gain
.

Once again born today,
but have lived for some time.
My first breath at sunrise,
letting go every night.


I enjoy being true,
making vows I can keep,
knowing life boomerangs,
I can still soundly sleep
.

Born again tomorrow,
will create brighter steps,
so each day that follows
will be mine to project
.

Keeping positive thoughts,
will help balance my mind,
Manifesting a future,
that is one of a kind
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Cool

Patience is a gift,
made for respect, not abuse.
Test with great caution.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Changes

It starts from inside,
I am often told,
try hard to control
the space that you hold
.

Dig deep from inside,
to release all cares,
becoming aware
of everything there
.

Change happens inside,
perceptions transform,
cradle all ice storms,
turn cold into warm
.

Balance from inside,
removing extremes,
extracting old scenes,
then sewing the seams
.

Feel free from inside,
let all the bad go,
your pure smile will glow
all joys will then grow
.

Find strength deep inside,
grab hold of pure light,
all day and all night
it always shines bright
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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