Burnt Toast

Do all that you could,
transform bad to good.
Scrape badly burnt toast,
transform least to most.

Give to never take,
hardly stop for breaks.
Scrape badly burnt toast,
let positive host.

Drink fresh lemonade,
lay in bed you made.
Scrape badly burnt toast,
paddle your own boat.

Withstand all tough tests,
dump bad, kept the best.
Scrape badly burnt toast,
allow joys to coast .

Chase darkness away,
everyday is okay.
Scrape badly burnt toast,
become a light post.

Tug of war to pull,
glass always half full.
No need to scrape toast,
live what your heart wrote.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. I like this one. It has a really unique rhythm to it, and that constant refrain of “Scrape badly burnt toast” is both fun and meaningful. Your imagination is brilliant, Grace. Well done! πŸ™‚

  2. This is awesome, Grace. Love the repetition of burnt toast And how the response to burnt toast changes from one verse to the next. A fresh approach to poetry and brilliant in my view. Brava!!

  3. Fond memories of my grandpa. He was raised in an orphanage after his mother and most siblings died of TB and his father didn’t feel up to the task. He enjoyed burnt toast, since that what he gre up with from the age of four; burnt toast with peanut butter.

  4. Wow!!! How original, I absolutely love that repeating line. Such a unique piece executed brilliantly, dear Grace. You have quite the creative mind we are lucky to get to know πŸ€πŸ€—πŸ€πŸ€—

  5. … “Scrape the badly burned toast,
    row your own boat.”
    … “No need to scrape the toast,
    live what your heart wrote.”

    Necessary contrast to get ahead.
    Nice to read you friend Grace.

  6. Out and out, a very inspiring poem, Grace! Repetition of verse…Scrape badly burnt toast…gives a magical effect. The last two lines are just awesome.πŸ™ŒπŸ’–πŸ’

  7. love the repeat and a great inspiring poem Grace~! I love it!
    Or we could just skip the scrape and eat it like my mom does.. lol. I’ve grown to rather like it.. lolπŸ˜†

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