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

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  1. Grace this is just exquisite! I absolutely love it and it truly speaks to me and my journey. So many incredible lines and I love the rhyming flow to it…so delightful to read!! The powerful message here is so important to many, thank you for reminding us of that!! Keep shining, dear friend! You continue to inspire me πŸ€—πŸ–€

    1. I am so happy to hear that you loved it, Ace.Thank you so much. Your kind and positive feedback are always so motivating for me. I truly appreciate you my friend.Much love to you.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

  2. I love this!
    Looks more like the description of a person and the emotions thereof. Welldone dear. Keep up the good work!

  3. Wowwww..! Grace..! This is the marvelous post today I have read..! Such a wonderful piece..! I loved the stanza

    “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.”

    Very powerful my dear friend..! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT..! Keep shinning my dear..!πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

      1. Wow.! I loved it my friend..! You’re welcome..! I will always support you..! Much love to you my dear friend..!πŸ€—β˜ΊοΈβ€οΈ

  4. β€˜She is unique, a work of art’, so is this poem. Beautiful verses with easy flow of emotions! Great work πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  5. We walk in truth, unabashedly fearless. Speaking from our authentic voice to empower the others. Beautifully expressed from soul my sister ❀

  6. A visually stunning piece, as always Grace! Loved it. Stay blessed always β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸ’πŸ€—

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