In Complete

Transparency is all he knows,
yet emotions are rarely shown,
from past mistakes, wisdom has grown,
his inner light outwardly shone,

On rainy nights, when skies were dark,
the bright in him would lose all spark,
sad anchored thoughts always embark,
cemented feet securely park.

Spectators come with everyday,
they posed with him in distinct ways,
he listened to the words they say,
left all alone in great dismay.

Complaints consume their hearts and soul,
always so scared to lose control,
ungrateful that they could take strolls,
with what they have he would feel whole.

He counts the blessings that he has,
within his mind, dances to jazz,
walks, runs, and skips through flowered paths,
moves legs, head, feet, along with hands.

Stands tall, proud, yet, ever so still,
allows his day dreams to climb hills,
imagination a great skill,
brings core to life, wishes fulfill.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #171 January 23, 2023

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  1. I was wondering where you were going with this poem Grace, until I saw the image prompt underneath and then it all made sense! πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ Your choice of words and imagery perfectly describes the picture given. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ 2 of my favourite lines here:

    “Transparency is all he knows,
    yet emotions are rarely shown,”
    &
    “Stands tall, proud, yet, ever so still,
    allows his day dreams to climb hills,”

  2. I love your perspective on this prompt, dear Grace. There is such a miraculous and uplifting flow to this one, so delightful to read. Marvelously done as always, my friend πŸ€πŸ€—

  3. This is superb writing, Grace! Just gorgeous in all ways. What a delight to read this piece just now! Wonderful art, my friend! πŸ™‚

  4. Such a gorgeous poem, Grace. I’ve seen this image before, and it’s always fascinated me, but I’ve never heard anything written about it until I read your beautiful words. Your poem tells a whole story about this figure. Just wonderful. Xx πŸ’•

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