Hurt people hurt others,
I have often been told.
Invisible bruises
can turn warm into cold.

Inflicting discomforts
gives a false sensed control.
Feeling so empowered
feeding their darkened holes.

They never imagined
life would end up like this,
by hurting another
they fall down an abyss.

One fine day they will see
all the heartaches they caused,
It will grasp from within
forcing them to then pause.

Once the negative stops,
they can find hidden roots.
Exposing their dark past
will leave their ego mute.

As trauma resolves,
newfound peace they will find.
Empathy for others
can make this world feel kind.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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  1. Very powerfully written, my amazing friend. You describe the cycle perfectly and empower others to break it. I always love the powerful messages you share through your beautiful pieces! Keep shining πŸ–€πŸ€—πŸ’«

  2. I love the frankness of your style
    there’re no half measures…
    you tell it like it is… that attracts me

    [in my mind instantly came this track, β€”
    Tell It Like It Is Β· Quaker City Night Hawks]

    I appreciate how your tonality
    stopped the energy vampires

    Β«empathy for others
    can make this world feel kindΒ»

    pardon me for I’ve been too long on speech

    πŸ™Œthanks, GraceπŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŒΌ

    1. I love this comment, Coco! Thanks a bunch and thanks for the song. I had never heard it but loved and downloaded it immediately.πŸ’•πŸ”₯πŸ’•

  3. Words can do so much damage indeed. They can create so many invisible bruises. Some people feed off of such negativity. And yes, a day will come when they realise what they have done and come to terms with empathy. Beautifully written, Grace. I absolutely loved this!

  4. You have beautifully weaved your words in deep emotions! Last stanza is the crux. Well penned, GraceπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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