Inside Out

Thick stormy clouds control my mind.
The world I see feels so unkind.
Vile ugly acts spread great sorrows,
cracked concrete paths build tomorrow.

Tornadoes swirl my ringing ears,
sweeping my mind, releasing tears,
my heart and pulse quickly increase,
try to obtain some inner- peace.

Rain showers pour upon my head,
I wonder if kindness is dead.
Salted wounds hurt and make me scream,
wishing unjust was just a dream.

Bright rainbow views amaze my eyes,
I feel new hope inside arise.
Faithful wishes are now defined,
hope social change someday aligns.

Sun rays and lights dry off my tears,
warms up my heart, providing cheer.
Blue skies become brighter and clear,
people can grow, progress each year.

My inner thoughts project outside,
I grasp the universe inside.
Pure love can turn wrongs into rights
if everyone tries to unite.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. Just amazing, my dear friend!! I absolutely love this piece and the empowering ending…you are the queen of epic endings!! There is such a powerful message here that I feel deeply in my soul, brilliantly done! Keep shining, Grace 🖤🤗

    1. I am so happy to hear this, Ace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I so appreciate your kindness and your beautiful support, my friend.💕

  2. beautiful-beautiful…
    how amazing you projected your inner-thoughts🙌✨

    what a magical conclusion when you murmured, —
    «pure love can turn wrongs into rights
    if everyone tries to unite»😍

    thanks, Grace, as always🌼💛🤗

  3. Woww..! Querida gracia, me encanta, me encanta mucho. Todas y cada una de las líneas son muy positivas. Eres un motivador increíble. Todas las líneas son poderosas y fuertes. Excelente escribe querida. ¡Mucho amor para ti mi querido amigo ..!💕💕🤗

  4. I grasp the universe inside.. so true, as this poem has done. Inspiring one. Very well written👌👌💐

  5. I love the juxtaposition you created between the darkness and the light of a “storm,” whether it be interpreted metaphorically or literally. Very well done!

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