Caretaker (Published at The Writers Club)

How can I measure your blank stare?
How can I let you know I’m there?
Regular visits with your soul,
while keeping my feelings controlled.

How can I make you more aware?
How can I show how much I care?
Hold your hands till our breaths connect.
pray to comfort painful unrest.

How can I prevent all despair?
How can this life be so unfair?
Cradle you while releasing fears,
tell happy tales to absorb tears.

How can I open you to share?
How can I tempt you so you dare?
Share my mind and my spirit too.
Know deep inside wishes come true.

How can I hold faith and prepare?
How can my love serve to repair?
Care for you with each passing day.
Tend to myself in every way.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

My poem “Caretaker” was published on The Writers Club today. This was my first time publishing with them and so I decided to follow this weeks prompt of well being. I would like to thank their team for showcasing this piece.

Originally Published on February 5, 2021

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  1. I pressed send before I finished my initial response. As a doula reading the signs takes time, its difficult to navigate separating feelings of what you need and what they need. I think this expresses that beautifully.

  2. Such a beautiful piece of writing, and so emotional. Grace, you’re on a roll now! Congratulations on another publishing milestone! Exciting times! πŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations, Grace! This is a wonderful piece full of empathy. You deserve it πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ’–

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