Catalina

Too strong to ask for help,
while knowing you are weak.
Too right to see the wrongs,
in all the lies you speak
.

Trendsetter paving paths,
expect for sheep to follow.
A solid stone-filled heart,
can only teach great sorrow
.

Proof in your hazel eyes,
filled up with fallen dreams.
Imprisoned hidden smiles,
muffle loud inner screams
.

It did not go your way,
manipulate the truth.
Point out imagined flaws,
hope no one mentions you
.

You can not show pure love,
that you have never known.
Can not emit warm light,
if cold is all you own
.

Pity towards your fine clan,
is what I feel inside.
They can not see your games,
or how you play their mind
.

Feel sorry for you too,
unspoken hurts cause pain.
Hope you can heal within,
attract much needed gain
.

One day our worlds may crash,
at intersecting roads.
Our lives perhaps aligned,
with no lingering holds.


– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #147 August 15, 2022

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  1. Beautiful take, Grace!
    One day our worlds may crash,
    at intersecting roads… So well written πŸ‘ŒπŸ’πŸ’–

  2. Exquisite piece.
    There’s a saying that when you point a finger at someone, the other four point at you. That’s what came to mind when I read the lines :

    “Point out imagined flaws,
    hope no one mentions you.”

  3. The format flows with liquid ease, and the subject matter is so topical and timely in so many ways… Goodness, this is an excellent piece of writing. My hat is off to you, Grace! πŸ™‚

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