Most parents want to give their all,
wipe every tear,
catch every fall.

Give their child what they never had,
satisfied smiles,
makes them feel glad.

But these actions may not be good,
with wants and needs,

Try teaching lessons they can learn,
giving rewards,
for what they earn.

Easy access may devalue,
transforms humans,
into statues.

Erasing once felt sympathy,
blinding their heart
from empathy.

I share these words from my insight,
all are unique,
do what feels right.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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  1. So beautiful, my friend!!! I love this and the perfect message behind it! So well done! Reminds me of my amazing parents, they always taught me to do my personal best in everything I do…that’s my foundation. I actually have a post about it coming soon, funny how we’re in sync! πŸ˜‰ The simple but powerful flow in this piece is inspiring and soaks into my soul, great work!! Keen inspiring, my friend πŸ–€πŸ€—

    1. That truly means so much to me.Thank you so much for all of the wonderful words of support my friend.I appreciate it so much. Can’t wait to read your upcoming post. Keep shining my friend.πŸ’•

  2. Very beautiful, Grace. My parents have been always been my support. Love this poem β€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒΉπŸ’πŸ˜Š

  3. So true, Grace! It reminds me of my mom. I got emotional. Thanks a lot for sharing such a lovely poem!!

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