Choice

Afraid of losing
a comfort I know.
Scared of reducing
devotion you show.

I walk on tiptoes
to not ring alarms.
I pose like a rose,
win you with my charm.

Frightened by your eyes
they may see my flaws.
Jump if you imply
you need a bit more.

Your needs must come first
always placed above.
Quench all of your thirsts
make sure you feel loved.

Embrace breaths of ease,
decide to relax.
Focusing on me
not looking for cracks.

Seize light from within,
sense as hearts attach.
Self-love always wins,
all else will attract.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

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  1. β€œSeize light from within,
    sense as hearts attach.
    Self-love always wins,
    all else will attract.” – I love this stanza and the empowering ending!!! What marvelous work, my dear friend. Always such a gift reading your heart touching masterpieces πŸ–€πŸ€—

  2. “I walk on tiptoes
    to not ring alarms.
    I pose like a rose,
    win you with my charm”

    I absolutely loved these lines. The whole poem is amazing of course, but these lines felt so special to me. Exceptional work Grace, very well written. Loved it ❀

  3. You are right, Grace. Self-love is more important. Charity begins at home. Well penned, as always πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ’–

  4. Β«I walk on tiptoes
    to not ring alarms.
    I pose like a rose,
    win you with my charm.Β»

    that’s your poems do to me, β€” charming me😍

    love it, GraceπŸŒΈπŸ–ŒπŸ–πŸ’–

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