Swallow tough tight knots,
lock them deep inside.
Do not show a fear,
sorrows seem to hide.

Mask with a fake smiles,
as time passes by.
Share a laugh or two,
enjoy with blind eyes.

All of life is great,
feelings are blurry.
Protect all others,
from unseen worries.

Posture always straight
head up and chin high.
Cheerful demeanor
with a silent sigh.

No space for complaint,
this life is a gift.
We should be grateful,
so sadness can lift.

So easy to know,
the right way to feel,
yet taxing to do,
when despair is real.

Daydreams full of hopes,
to light this abyss.
One step at a time,
will lead to true bliss.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. Absolutely beautiful writing, dear Grace. That last stanza especially connected with me πŸ˜‰. The dreamy flow ties your powerful message together! Well done 🀍

  2. A very beautiful inspiring poem, Grace! The first and last stanzas are quite appealing πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Šβ€οΈ

  3. This is a beautiful poem, Grace. The lines …

    ‘So easy to know,
    the right way to feel,
    yet taxing to do,
    when despair is real.’ …

    … really appealed to me, and I found encouragement in all your words. Thank you for that. Xx πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ’ž

  4. Inspiring and beautifully done, Grace! If people only knew what was masked under the smile sometimes….but “one step at a time” may we reach the bliss and light. πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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