Judgmental Mirror

Thieves expect others to steal,
their own guilts slowly revealed.
Deep mistrust so hard to heal,
their own actions well concealed.

Hypocrites all hate the same,
pointing fingers without shame.
Pretend to play righteous games,
dodge from accepting the blame.

A cheat thinks others will cheat,
passion and suspicion meet.
Afraid own deeds will repeat,
watch as inner peace retreats.

Liars find it hard to trust,
promises transform to dust.
At some point all lies will bust,
honesty helps hearts adjust.

No one else lives within you,
to yourself always be true.
If accusing, self review,
so remorse does not form views.

Be at ease with who you are,
others should not wear your scars.
Let redemption raise the bar,
and self respect push you far.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. When the soul speaks, even the reflection in the mirror weeps.

    Your poem reminds me of reflections. A poem i wrote years ago. I turned the mirror on myself and wrote what i saw. Mainblade the mask the monster.

    I am trying to keep my comments unique.

    Enjoyed the poem. Keep on writing never stop

  2. Thieves, hypocrites, cheats and liars, but in the end, …be at ease with who you are… It’s superb, Grace, very well penned πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ’–

    1. Absolutely, KK. We can only be truly responsible for ourselves and children while they are still youngsters. Glad you liked it. Thank you.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

  3. Wow! Your words speaks volumes. The way your words flow so effortlessly.

      1. You are very welcome. Keep touching peoples lives because we need it right now

  4. This is singularly profound and so well crafted. Just a perfect piece of writing, with a message that hits like a gut-punch. Keep speaking the truth, Grace. This world needs to hear it. πŸ™‚

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