Give and Take

I come to you with opened arms,
to keep you safe from any harm.
I shield your heart with my heartbeat,
and fill your lungs with air I breathe.
I close my eyes give yours a rest,
then run through time and pass all tests.
I run in place, wait while you crawl,
to stay in place and catch your falls.

We stay in place to catch our falls,
and always run we never crawl.
We get straight A’s on all our tests,
so we can laugh till we need rest.
We play on earth and watch her breathe,
dance to the sound of her heartbeat.
We are both safe away from harm,
emitting light with opened arms.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

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  1. Wow Grace, this is just superb!!! I am speechless. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the style of this piece and the perfect flow. You are just an amazing poetess! Incredibly well done πŸ€—πŸ–€

  2. Such a lovely master piece it is Grace, though each word is beautiful but below are touched ❀

    I shield your heart with my heartbeat,
    and fill your lungs with air I breathe

  3. your poem’s like a tireless customs officer
    protecting love with the love of loves
    that are breathing and covering any paths
    with the powers tenderness of your singing

    πŸ™ŒπŸ’―thanks, Grace✨

  4. So touching lines, like..I shield your heart with my heartbeat.. Really beautiful, amazingly pennedπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ’πŸ’

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