Break the Cycle

Hurt people hurt others,
I have often been told.
Invisible bruises
can turn warm into cold.

Inflict great discomforts,
somehow cozy control.
Pridefully empowered,
feeds inner darkened holes.

They never imagined
life would end up like this,
pain given to others,
shoves them down an abyss.

When opened eyes can see,
all the heartaches they caused,
Guilt will grasp from within,
force scorn to take a pause.

Once profound aches all stop,
they can find hidden roots,
To expose a dark past,
will make ego fall mute.

As held trauma resolves,
newfound peace, hearts will find.
Empathy for others,
can help this world feel kind.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy
Moonwashed Weekly Challenge #157– August 22, 2023
Prompt – Somehow Cozy

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  1. Enjoyed the poem very uplifting I’ve felt hurt and pain and inflicted it without knowing I have healed still working on me and allow myself to let go of people who have hurt me and still work in progress thank you

  2. Pain is an awful master…love the way you wrote them breaking free and embracing empathy πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž Beautiful, Grace! πŸ’ž

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