False Connection

The wool you use to blind my eyes,
is cloaking yours instead.
Trying to sneak intentions by,
my senses kill them dead.

You see, my friend, I know your game,
but will not play along.
I try my best to not take aim,
each step I take moves forth.

My solid shield, invisible,
protecting all my moves.
A force that feels invincible,
every attack removes.

I see through you with both eyes closed,
at times provoking tears.
Your masquerade has been exposed,
releasing endless fears.

I can not blame you for your rage,
when hurt is all you know.
Maybe one day your heart will change,
so love in you can grow.

You see, my friend, what you have missed,
is that we all are one.
While serving me a betraying kiss,
you harbor all the harm.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for FFFC #199 hosted by Fandango

False Connection

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  1. Such an emotion-packed poem. It reminds me of a saying that we like to use in the horse industry. If there’s a person that is a “rotten egg,” and someone talks about what this “rotten egg” has done, the other person would say “I got their number,” indicating that they understand the type of person the “rotten egg” is.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem with us! 🥰

  2. You are a genius with words Grace. Your well thought out chosen words paint a beautiful picture of personal situations that we all can relate to. Thank you for sharing your amazing poetry and prose with the WordPress community. 💖

  3. Your poem reminds me of these words: “Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, and notice more than you realize.” Thank you saying what many of us feel. 💖

  4. AMAZING, dear Grace. Synchronistically, I just wrote about something similar earlier today. The conversation aspect to this piece and the deep authenticity of knowing you are were both reflected magnificently!! Really well done as always 🤍🤗

  5. So beautifully written! 💞
    “I can not blame you for your rage,
    when hurt is all you know.
    Maybe one day your heart will change,
    so love in you can grow.”
    Love the compassion in this stanza, but through it all you still keep yourself protected. 💞💞💞

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