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
wow, Grace… you’ve outdone yourself with this one <3
That’s so wonderful to hear, David. Thanks so much, my friend .💕
I love this!
Thanks so much.💕
The power of the mind with incredible imagery you created so incredibly Grace! ❣️
Thank you so much, dear Cindy.💕
You’re so very welcome Grace! 💘
Stunning Grace 💕
Thanks so much💕
I knew that if you chose to respond to this prompt You would Rock it!!
This is beyond fabulous Grace.
I’m so happy to hear that, Suzette. Thank you so much, my friend .💕
You are most welcome!
I was wondering where you were going with this poem Grace, until I saw the image prompt underneath and then it all made sense! 🤔👏👌😁 Your choice of words and imagery perfectly describes the picture given. 👌👌 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,”
This is so well written Grace. Imagination is such a powerful tool! Thanks for joining in.
So happy you enjoyed it, Sadje. My pleasure 💕
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 🤍🤗
So happy to hear that, Grace. Thank you so much. Truly appreciate your kind response, my friend .💕
This represents your i.q.power!
So kind of you. Thanks so much.💕
This is marvellous. What a wonderful poem🌹
Thank you so much.💕
These lines are so memorable:
“He counts the blessings that he has,
within his mind, dances to jazz”
So glad you enjoyed these. Thanks so much.💕
This is superb writing, Grace! Just gorgeous in all ways. What a delight to read this piece just now! Wonderful art, my friend! 🙂
So happy you enjoyed it, my friend. Thanks so much. Truly appreciate your kind response, dear Mike.💕
I love the way you brought life to this statue Grace! Beautifully done! 💞💞💞
Awesome imagery, Grace! Loved the way you have weaved around that image 😊💖
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 💕
This is so nice to hear, Ellie. Thank you so much. Truly appreciate your kind response.💕
A beautifully-written poem!
Thank you so much 💕🙏💕
Love it. Wowed.
Happy to hear that, my friend. Thanks so much, Selma💕
Excellent poem and very clever title and image! 💕
Thank you so much, dear Nancy. So happy you enjoyed it.💕
I did – very much! 💕
Wow this was really good!
Thank you so much 💕
This has really been done with prowess. It’s hot 🔥
Thank you so much.💕