Burning News

News that burns his heart, mind, eyes,
shake his head, inwardly sighs.
Does not recognize this place,
so much negative disgrace.

News that burns his heart, mind, eyes,
makes him wish that he could fly.
Run to sweet serenity,
walk with true security.

News that burns his heart, mind, eyes,
ignite his silent hurt cries.
Watch the blind leading the blind,
confusion runs intertwined.

News that burns his heart, mind, eyes,
point fingers to cover lies.
Narrative can sounds so sure,
deadly poisons sold as cures.

News that burns his heart, mind, eyes,
heat his hands as hopes arise.
Helps him regain his control,
contributes within his role.

News that burns his heart, mind, eyes,
forces faith to travel high.
Prays tomorrow turns out great,
ties his wishes on to fate.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #174 February 20, 2023

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  1. A beautiful take Grace. Though the news and the current political situation is hurtful to many, one must cling to hope. Thanks for joining in.

  2. Beautiful piece, my friend! The repeating line adds such a gorgeous flow. Powerful messages throughout, Grace. Amazingly done πŸ€πŸ€—

  3. Expectations and news that often destabilize and cannot be escaped, but just as there is bad news, there is also good news that gives us hope for a better world.
    Hugs, Grace.

  4. Your poem is truly remarkable and captures the emotions of the reader with every line. The use of repetition in “News that burns his heart, mind, eyes” reinforces the pain and frustration of the speaker towards the negativity that surrounds them. The way you describe the yearning for serenity and security brings a sense of relatability to the reader. The imagery of confusion running intertwined and the blind leading the blind is powerful and evokes strong emotions. The poem also highlights the dangers of blindly following a narrative that is sold as the truth, making it all the more relevant to our times. The way you bring hope and faith in the end is inspiring and a testament to your talent as a poet. Keep up the excellent work! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

  5. Love the repeating first line, Grace…and you described the news so well. Let us all live in and lean on faith more πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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