He paddles his boat,
boat encounters wrath.
Wrath prevents smooth float,
float could open paths.

Paths guide towards light,
light eases his soul.
Soul twinkles so bright,
bright comfort lets go.

Lets go of the knots,
knots swiftly unfold.
Unfold twisted plots,
plots to steal control.

Control the steep steps,
steps he chose to take.
To take with great depth,
depth exposes fake.

Fake barriers swept,
with a fine toothed comb.
Comb through to accept,
accept, hope, and roam.

Roam the future roads,
roads run endlessly.
Endlessly explode,
explode splendidly.

Splendidly echoes,
echoes hearts with truths.
Truth unmasks all ego,
ego schemes diffuse.

Diffuse profound lies,
lies fall off their shelf.
Shelf that holds grand prize,
grand prize is true self.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. Well done poetic form… with the last word on one line starting the next line (anadiplosis).
    And fabulous indeed that you address the challenges that strengthen hope within.
    Marvelous. Great work, Grace…wow!

  2. This is wonderfully evocative work. I am reminded of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. The creature paddles his boat where he lives, though eventually he must leave to go on a longer journey than was thought possible. He is in pursuit of a great prize.

  3. Truth unmasks all egoโ€ฆlove it. This is a unique poem in anadiplosis form with a great message. Well done, Grace ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ

  4. This is just beautiful, Grace. You have great talent as a poet – one of the finest I’ve come across. I love the anadiplosis form you have used – very clever and not at all easy to achieve. Thank you for sharing such wonderful work with us. Xx ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’•

  5. Beautiful piece, dear Grace! Each line gets more and more powerful, your words jump off the screen. Excellent work, my friend ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค—

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