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
You captured her in such intricately subtle ways that I feel I that I know her, and that I want to know how her story ends…
Thanks so much. That’s so nice to hear. The story ends with her smiling while walking to the beat of her own drum.💕❤️💕
I’m grateful for that
Such powerful words .. It’s headstrong and beautiful✨
Thanks so much, Shreya. 💕❤️💕
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! ❤️
I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much, Cindy.💕❤️🙏💕
Thanks i so did and you’re so welcome!💖💖💖
Thanks so much.💕
Welcome my dear
A wonderful tale and exquisite poem, dear Grace. Beauty personified in words. ❤️
Thanks so much, dear Jeff. You always put such a big smile on my face, my friend .💕❤️💕
I’m so happy to know this – now we are both smiling. How lovely that is. You’re always welcome, dear Grace. ❤️🥰❤️
Poetic perfectionism powering the piece, powerfully penned persona 💕👌🏻👌🏻
I am so glad you liked it.Thanks so much, Reena.💕
Love the last paragraph.
So happy to hear that. Thanks so much.💕
There is a perfection and rhythm in this poem that I really love. As always great writing! Truly enjoyed!❤
Thank you so very much. Your kind words are truly appreciated.💕
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! 💗
This is so nice to hear, Sam. Thank you. I’m so glad you liked it.💕
It sounds like a re-birth Grace! And it’s nicely penned.
I love the words you picked up for this poem ❤
Thanks so much, Marie. I am so. glad you enjoyed.💕
What a beautiful thought, and what an amazing tale, Grace! Truly captivating one 👌💖
Thanks so much, KK.💕
So welcome, Grace 💖
Very beautiful and thought-provoking, dear Grace❤️❤️❤️🌹🤗
Thanks so much, Diana.💕
I love this Grace.. Realising her true worth and shining as she should be. Oh this touched me ❤❤
I’m so happy to hear that. Thank you so much.💕
Thank you Grace for sharing this beautiful piece 🙏❤
My head nodding through the flow of your words. Nicely penned my friend . 💞
I’m smiling from ear to ear. Thanks, my friend.💕