Swallow my sadness
like it is a pill.
Exposing my heart
I stumble, it spills

Swift hollow dulled pain,
consuming my chest.
My smile shining bright,
inside I need rest.

Shadow of my soul
haunts me to the core.
The more I receive
further, I deplore.

Wallow in dim pride,
a well-disguised ploy.
To keep worries far,
behave like a toy.

Mirrored reflection,
intently I stare.
See my younger self,
then whisper I care.

Summon inner strength,
demand it to stay,
command it to grow,
with each passing day.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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  1. Wow Grace, this is just stunningly beautiful! Your words take me on adventures, I always love the flow! Much love, friend 🖤🖤🤗

  2. So beautifully written and so true. A good attitude and a positive demeanor can make not only your self feel better but others around you. Like your poem, an amazing piece of poetic positive vibes. I loved it.

  3. Your words are very deep. They take me to another world, the world of imagination ans talenta where you are the leader there Grace. The beginning i liked most “Swallow my sadness”

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