A Journey

Stories written every day,
as people form history.
Reflective fears on display
anguished eyes hide misery.

Vast seas carry frantic tears,
night tides bring dark shadows.
Sleepwalk through a beach so clear,
each foreseen step feels shallow.

Navigate through anchored dreams,
every goal left on the shore.
Gamble through loud muted screams,
winning always begs for more.

Greedy and needy hunger
takes big bites off the apple.
Thirsty eyes look much younger,
drown sorrows lighting candles.

Stale wishes sunk by weighed goals,
are absorbed like a soaked sponge.
Memories rip through the soul,
helpless knots caught in both lungs.

A mouthful of air brings hope,
conscious instincts soon arise.
Run upon a high tight rope
watch destiny play all sides.

The past flies high in the air,
as the future is revealed.
Balanced lessons seem unfair,
yet provide sound ways to heal.

Each new life takes a first breath,
as another takes their last.
Everyone’s tale holds great depth,
made of chapters they surpass.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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      1. Powerful last verse there Grace! πŸ’ͺβ€οΈπŸ€”πŸ˜ Beginning & end of life go hand in hand with new chapters beginning every day! Bravo! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  1. This is absolutely stunning, dear Grace! The rhyming is just divine and I truly loved reading this journey of your words. Marvelously done as always, my friend πŸ€πŸ€—

  2. I love the phrase you used “as people form history”. As I approach the end of my life through I’ll health that phrase takes on such deeper meaning…. about my past life times, and the time I have left.

  3. Each new life takes a first breath,
    as another takes their last…
    This is so true, Grace! Love the way you have used so many awesome phrases. This is simply superb πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸ’

  4. Ooh I love this imagery of sinking dreams/taking breaths and rising again. I especially liked the “sleepwalk through a beach line,” there’s something super beautiful about that:)

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