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 if she 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

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  1. This is so encapsulating to how woman were raised and we each know her intimately and struggle with the image of perfection and living our true authentic selves. Really well done and powerful dear Grace! ❀️

      1. I’m so happy to know this – now we are both smiling. How lovely that is. You’re always welcome, dear Grace. ❀️πŸ₯°β€οΈ

  2. Masterpiece! One of the best pieces ever! I loved how she transitioned from living for others to living for others, went from a pleasing princess to a majestic queen. Just loved it! πŸ’—

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