Breathless sighs, consume my peace,
panic steals all of my ease.
My own mind gives me advice,
serene thoughts may spark insight.

“Take a breath”, the voices said,
erasing my deep distress.
“But what for?”, I ask myself.
“To let go and gain control.”

Only air, nothing quite there,
treatment for all my despair.
Inhaling is all I need,
Exhaling my deepest grief.

Finally, the perfect cure,
comforting what feels unsure.
“Stop and breathe to clear bad days,
hope is just a breath away.”

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Moonwashed Weekly Challenge – August 16, 2022
Prompt – Breathless

100 thoughts on “Breathe

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  1. I was wondering when your going to post something.

    In its design you can see a mastermind. This po entwines.
    Its on the surface you cant even describe the brilliance.

    Her poems are Graceful like her name Grace.

    Keep it up cant wait for the next work of art. I know it will be state of the art.πŸ‘

  2. Beautifully written Grace. πŸ’•βœ¨your poetry is always so thought provoking, thank you for sharingπŸ₯°πŸŒΊπŸ’•βœ¨πŸ’“

  3. Breathing is a such powerful tool for calming ourselves. It can ramp up or soothe our nervous system and we can choose it to override a system that feels out of control, I love the way you linked it to hope because to continue to breathe is sometimes our choice and hope makes it for us.

  4. “Breathless sighs, consume my peace,
    panic steals all of my ease.”

    WowπŸ’• so beautiful poem, Grace πŸ™‚ loved it!! πŸ‘

  5. Wonderful writing and what a way to end a poem ….
    Beautiful song “Stop and breathe to clear the bad days, hope is just a breath away”.
    Delighted to enjoy your lyrics, friend Grace.

  6. I really enjoy the genuine nature of your art. Always a pleasure to indulge in – I hope it takes you where you want it to 🀞😊

  7. Such fundamental truth. Sometimes all we need to do is stop and breathe. This really hits home for me, Grace. Gorgeous writing as always, and so wise. πŸ™‚

  8. this is so true. thank you for writing this, Grace. breathing does dissolve a lot of hormonal and chemical imbalances which is perfectly said in this piece.

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