Skies were dark, gray, and cloudy,
all alone, I screamed so loudly.
Silenced ears heard sharp sounds made,
all alone, feeling insane.

Surrounded by laughing toys,
all alone, my screams deployed.
No one heard a word I said,
all alone, holding my head.

No one notices my eyes,
all alone, my screams are high.
Everyone dancing so free,
all alone, scream on my knees.

Skies were bright the sun arrived,
all alone, my screams survived.
Learning how to heal inside,
all alone, old tears ran dry.

Felt a presence, say hello,
all alone, my scream hummed low.
Instant ease feeling great care,
all alone, no longer scared.

Opened up my beating heart,
all alone, my screams depart.
Precious gift sent from above,
all alone, found inner love.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. Wow…. I feel this and resonate, truth shines through your words crafted in disguise yet hidden in plain sight as I say often.. Deep, thought-provoking and powerful.. We’ve all been through some form of pain and although we differ in experiences, there is a universal language we all speak and I see it here, raw. β™₯οΈπŸ™πŸ»

    1. I am so happy to hear you liked it, Amber. Thank you so very much, my friend. I truly appreciate your kind words and support.❀️❀️❀️

      1. I’m so pleased this is so, how lovely. I love to read your work. Is always my pleasure. You’re welcome, my dear friend. β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈ

  2. Grace, this is simply breathtaking! What amazing work. β€œInner love” at the end is so very powerful. Absolutely amazing work, my dear friend. You describe the waves of the journey in such a spectacular way πŸ€—πŸ–€

  3. This poem blew me away. It had a rhythm and enchanting visuals. I liked the way you structured it and tied everything together at the end. This was so heartfelt and breathtaking. Fabulous one. I LOVED IT..!

  4. Damn, this one’s really good Grace! I could resonate to a lot of lines there. The way you kept repeating the word “scream” really spoke to me a lot. Really deep and thought provoking, the ending is what I love the most about your pieces. This is a gem, has all of my heart and soul ❀❀

  5. Not ‘all alone’, Grace, we are here to appreciate your good work. This poem is deep and meaningful. Every word carries weight.

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