Goodbye Past

Inhale fears,
exhale regrets.
Every tear,
drowns silhouettes.
Rusted gears,
thoughts pirouette.
Helpless cheers,
old worn cassettes.
Through the years,
no one forgets,
words we hear,
caught up in nets.
Sting my ears,
wipe away sweat.
Swiftly steer,
wishes progress.

Dreams progress,
with every steer.
Never sweat,
unclog both ears.
Release nets,
free words we hear,
then forget
hurts every years.
Play cassettes,
sing, dance, and cheer.
polishes gears.
absorb old tears.
Heal regrets,
remove all fears.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What Do You See # 201 August 28, 2023

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  1. Oh Grace, I love the way you roll my friend. 🎢 I enjoyed your take on Sadje’s prompt. Pull out those tapes, let’s dance, and reminisce! 😍πŸ₯‚πŸ’ƒπŸ»

  2. Love the way you’ve shown us two sides of the picture. Throw out the fears and dance to the music. Thanks for joining in.

  3. Lovely and inspiring poem, Grace, as always, but I loved your formatting- beginning and ending with almost same words, moving from fear to cheer.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸ’–

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