Cares so much for how she is seen,
ignoring her heart and her needs.
Perfection has no in-between,
searching for nods to then proceed.

Her life is just a giant screen,
formed by high hopes that must succeed.
Every smile worn creates a scene,
assuring she is well received.

Inside she feels like a machine,
no longer sure her veins could bleed.
Her empty eyes fill with saline,
as swallowed tears water her seed.

She takes a breath to feel serene,
then promises to not concede.
An inner sparkle intervenes,
so that her soul can take the lead.

A future painted fresh and clean,
so self assured her goals exceed.
She only says the words she means,
so her actions could not mislead.

She builds a throne, sits like a queen,
a higher joy is guaranteed.
Pure honesty is her routine,
all prior anchors have been freed.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published on October 17, 2021

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      1. Powerful stuff Grace! Reflective; honest and inspirational at the same time! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ€”πŸ€”

  1. Wow dear Grace, it’s powerful, after all at the end, She builds a throne, sits like a queen πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ§‘β€ of course tge entire Poem is awesome my friend.

  2. She takes a breath to feel serene,
    then promises to not concede.
    An inner sparkle intervenes…
    Beautifully written, Grace! An inspiring poem πŸ‘ŒπŸ’β€οΈ

  3. So wonderfully shared Grace. I love it and sounds like every woman I know until we realize we are only human and learn to love ourselves with all of our flaws and insecurities.. Wonderfully penned my friend! πŸ’ž

  4. Beautiful piece, dear Grace! You told this story with such grace and wisdom, the flow was just marvelous. Wonderfully done as always, my friend πŸ€πŸ€—

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