It is what It is

A snake will always be a snake,
she sheds her skin, but not her ways.
Slithering swiftly on the ground,
poisonous tongue hisses around.

A worn disguise, briefly disguised,
enhances how some feel inside.
Exposing what words cannot tell,
a fallen mask, an outer shell.

A leopard never changes spots,
crawls fast through life while taking shots.
Observing while tiptoeing slow,
attacks his prey, never lets go.

Originals are not copies,
experts of what they embody.
Creates itself so well detailed,
true masterpiece, replicas fail.

A quacking duck is just a duck,
habits unchanged, even if plucked.
Swimming along swiftly flaps wings,
forms a straight line within its kin.

Man made is made unnatural,
often seems quite irrational.
Unbalanced and just slightly off,
through a blurred lens, able to morph.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published on December 11, 2021

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  1. Great lines Grace… That’s what i love about animals Grace. You know what you know cuz they are predictable. I find people try to morph their character but it seems to shine through anyway. Love this! πŸ’ž

  2. Deep and thoughtful lyrics you leave us to ponder. What is, is… and that cannot be changed because behavior gives it away sooner or later, because in behavior remains the essence of being.
    Hugs friend Grace.

  3. Incredibly thoughtful poem, Grace! So true and so beautiful! That’s why humans like animals. Very well done πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

  4. Wow Grace this is superb!! Especially that last stanza…I love your honest perspective laced with knowing how to tie every part of the piece together. Thank you for re-sharing, my friend. A treat to read πŸ€πŸ€—

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