Hurt people hurt others,
I have often been told.
can turn warm into cold.
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
Very true its always a cycle one needs to consciously break if they dont want to be what they have faced. 🙂👏
Absolutely my dear..! I love your poems..! It’s really powerful and awesome..! You are an angel.!🤗🤗
Thanks so much my dear friend. Eres un angelito también.💕
Wow..! It’s so nice to hear from you my dear..! Its my pleasure..!
“Invisible bruises” is a very powerful image and meaning. Those ones probably hurt the most.
I agree, those can also take the longest to heal.💕
So true. Invisible scars maybe then too. Have a great night!
Enjoy yours as well, my friend.💕
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 🖤🤗💫
Thanks so much , dear Ace. Your warm words of kindness and support always feel so nice.I appreciate them truly.💕
I was reflecting on some similar thoughts myself, Grace.
Glad to hear, Susan. Hope this poem could assist a bit.💕
Amazing! The message is deep. thanks for sharing
Thanks so much, Dera.💕
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, —
Tell It Like It Is · Quaker City Night Hawks]
I appreciate how your tonality
stopped the energy vampires
«empathy for others
can make this world feel kind»
pardon me for I’ve been too long on speech
I love this comment, Coco! Thanks a bunch and thanks for the song. I had never heard it but loved and downloaded it immediately.💕🔥💕
lovely words and let’s hope it breaks the cycle Grace💖
Thanks so much, Cindy. Let’s hope it does, my friend.💕🤞🏻💕
fingers crossed and you’re soooo welcome💖💖💖
Thanks so much.💕
Indeed, dear Grace. Beautiful. And the last stanza is epic. ❤️❤️
Thanks a bunch, Jeff. Happy you liked it.💕
You’re welcome, Grace. Always. 🙏❤️
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!
I am so very happy to hear you liked it, Shweta. Thank you so much for your kindness and support.I truly appreciate it.💕
Always a pleasure, my dear Grace ❤️🤗
You have beautifully weaved your words in deep emotions! Last stanza is the crux. Well penned, Grace👌👌
Thanks so much,KK. So glad you liked it.💕
Most welcome 😊