A spec of dirt is all you see,
while staring blankly back at me.
Your hands carry all of my keys,
my inner strength sets my mind free.
My self-esteem crawled through pure hell,
no one heard my screams, cries, or yells.
I stood back up and said farewell,
learning to fight hard for myself.
Now my presence carries strong rain,
while haunting guilts torments your brain.
My loss was never for your gain,
it only served to provide pain.
I have erased my former mold,
I regained all my self-control,
I truly hope you clear your soul,
I do not want you to feel cold.
One sunny day you may feel ease,
absolving guilt, while on your knees.
Closing both eyes, finding great peace
so your past trauma can release.
Forgiving you makes me feel right,
and helps me sleep soundly at night.
Tough lessons fly, turn dark skies light
touching the stars then twinkling bright.
– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy
What a bright twinkling ✨ star ⭐️ you are, my dear Grace!
A reflective mirror, my friend.Thanks so much. 💕
What a beautiful ending, dear Grace. A stunning piece. ❤️❤️
I’m really happy you liked it, my friend. Thanks so much. 💕
You’re welcome, Grace. Always. ❤️
There are so many things behind a stare. It’s open to all kinds of interpretations.
I couldn’t agree more.💕
Very beautiful lines
Thanks so much, N.D. 💕
It takes so much strength and greatness of heart to truly forgive and forget. Beautifully written, Grace
You are so right. Thank you so much, Shweta.💕
The ending was awesome. You make exquisite use of the words you have captured. I enjoyed it very much. Brilliant write.❤
That’s so wonderful to hear. Thanks so very much.💕🙏💕
I absolutely love this piece, my dear Grace. So many deep and heart connective reflections here…I truly resonate. Your bright wisdom always shines so strongly through all your words! Another gem, my friend 🖤🤗
I am so happy you liked it, dear Ace. Thanks so very much, my friend.❤️
forgiveness is truly for us and your poem is a light that inspires us Grace💖❣️❣️❣️
I totally agree, Cindy. Thanks so much.💕
You’re so welcome Grace!💖
Wondrous composition, your messages it carries, so pertinent. <3
Thanks so very much, my friend.💕
Forgiveness is an attribute of strong personality. Forgive and set yourself free. Last stanza is really awesome. Well done, Grace 👌💖
Thanks so much, KK. I truly appreciate your kind support.💕
Truly my pleasure, my friend 😊
this is such a healthy and powerful poem!
I’m so happy you you liked it, David. Thanks so much, my friend.💕
«Tough lessons fly, turn dark skies light
touching the stars then twinkling bright»
So happy you liked, my friend. Thanks so much.💕🙏💕
my pleasure, treasure friend of writing✨✍🏻😘💕
I’m spellbound, Grace! This is magical! The last stanza, as usual, was exceptional. Beautiful ❤️❤️
So glad you enjoyed it, AB. Thanks so much.💕
You’re welcome 🙂
Forgiving is a hard thing to do. I hate getting hurt and being cynical. That’s just me. Not everyone in this world is kind like empaths. ❤️
Absolutely. Thanks for sharing.💕