Hearsay

They say that age
calms down the rage,
a lonely tear
the greatest fear,
no longer care
too scared to dare,
repeating days
but still okay,
secure in skin
while clearing sins,
In love with peace
living at ease.

They say that time
forgets past crimes,
it gallops by
releasing ties,
as the breeze blows
the pain will flow,
forgiving cheats
without defeat,
erasing shame
not placing blame,
remove old blues
sweep in the new.

They say that change
can be arranged,
stick to your goal
hold your control,
knowing you know
intentions grow,
take things in stride
just let it ride,
keeping your eyes
on your own prize,
focus on you
wishes come true.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Originally Published on April 13, 2021

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  1. Oh Grace, I absolutely love this piece! The rhyming and the message is so spot on. Awesome idea to repost, you have so many true gems πŸ’—πŸ’—

  2. Love these lines Grace:
    “They say that change
    can be arranged,
    stick to your goal
    hold your control,
    knowing you know
    intentions grow,”

    Great uplifting poem as alwaysπŸ’—

  3. “They” say much that has application to some, rarely to all.

    I have found it true that “the older you get, the less you care”, in terms of the opinions and influences of others who think they have some sort of authority over you.

    Past indiscretions become something laughable more than cringeworthy, and it seems to be more difficult to take oneself – or much else – quite so seriously.

    “They” say that the older one gets, the more conservative. I find that nonsense – but it seems true of a number whose political views I have an increasing tendency to annoy.

    But this applies only to me, and to anyone who happens to have a similar outlook and experience. “They” do not speak for “Everyman”.

  4. As someone who is in the mid twenties, and trying to grapple with an advancing adulthood, this poem has felt like a warm hug. ❀️

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