Mending

Deep pain dissolves with tears that are shed,
if holding them in, they transform into dread,
slow lingering feelings, grab hold to then spread,
a stubborn depression, makes all hope feel dead.

Anxiety follows, with places to hide,
a feeling so hallow, consuming inside,
so overwhelming, prosperity dies,
so hard to swallow, thirsty mouths chap dry.

Encaged in this body, feeling so alone,
lost motivation turns sore feet to stone,
social dependence relies on screened phones,
everyone cares, yet true love goes unknown.

Shedding salty tears, till the sweet ones appear,
cries become laughs, brighter essence comes near,
a warm kiss on the face dissolves unknown fears,
“Stay in the present”, makes everything clear.

One day at a time will erase yesterday,
while each passing step represents better ways,
tomorrow is not here, bliss can start today,
joy is an option, with no need for delays.

Emotional healing is an uphill task,
to disarm it slowly try peeling its mask,
if needing assistance push forward and ask,
knowing solutions will allow you to bask.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

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  1. Grace, this is so beautifully and vulnerably weaved. I absolutely love it and the inspiring authenticity throughout. That first stanza is especially powerful. You are such a wise writer/soul, thank you for being YOU πŸ€—πŸ–€

  2. Emotional healing is an uphill task,
    to disarm it slowly try peeling its mask,
    if needing assistance push forward and ask,
    knowing solutions will allow you to bask.
    — great advice

  3. Joy is a choice, well said. I fully resonate with the verses. So beautifully written. A great piece πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’–

  4. Β«one day at a time will erase yesterday,
    while each passing step represents better ways,
    tomorrow is not here, bliss can start today,
    joy is an option, with no need for delaysΒ»

    stars got open in rhythm of your words’ key
    while your words opened the padlocks in us

    superb, GraceπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽβœπŸ»πŸ˜

  5. Really powerful and healing! Every line feels so perfectly weaved, this feels like something I’ve been waiting for since a long time now. Loved this, Grace ❀❀

  6. Healing takes time, and youπŸŒΉπŸ’– described that process beautifully , Grace. Thank you for sharing. Stay blessed dear

  7. I actually felt the taste of these words, it comes from sun rise and slowly vanish at sun set. “Stay in the present” I could agree with that. πŸ’ž

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