A snake disguised as a tree branch
can stand quite still to reach attack,
wears a sweet smile while stabbing backs,
carries pink hues, to hide the black.
A victim role, you play too well,
pushing the fool, saying they fell,
sympathy gained is your best spell,
those by your side, live in your hell.
Do anything to get your way,
poisoned my cup, then caused delays,
your worried face was well displayed,
before your eyes, your plans decayed.
Paint yourself bright, nice, and sunny,
with veins that flow such sweet honey,
patient with a splash of funny,
acts to access unearned money.
Inner pity makes you so cruel,
taught by elders how to bend rules,
feed deep hunger, ignite your fuel,
attempts to feel like a rare jewel.
Hope one day you can understand,
most lives rarely follow a plan,
the pain delivered by your hands,
reverts right back to where you stand.
– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy
Originally Published on March 31, 2021
Feeling like I have one in my life
Sorry to hear that.💕
..this is an awesome read; what you give, you get back.
This is powerful writing, Grace! Wow!❤
Thanks so much, Aaysid.💕
Thanks so much 💕
Expressive offering, cathartic reflection-enjoyed reading this poem
Happy you enjoyed. Thanks so much.💕
So true Grace.. the venom you give is the venm you get! 💖💖
Absolutely , my friend .💕
Thanks so much 💕
You’re very welcome.
What goes around comes around; that’s an undeniable truth.
I believe that too, Sadje. Absolutely.💕
This one is dark, whomever you wrote it for you do not like. If you want we can egg their house. 🙂
Too funny. 🤣🤣🤣 No need, life always provides what one deserves.💕
That’s so true. Awesome poem, Grace. 💞
Thanks so much, Jeff.💕
You’re welcome, Grace. Always. 💞
ooh wow, burn! this was wonderful. surely justice isnt ours to make and how beautiful it is the letting go part of it all.
Thank you so much. Yessss, letting go is so beautiful and liberating.💕🙏💕
freeing like no other. stay wonderful, Grace.
Thanks again, my friend. Keep shining .💕
What a great read to end my night with!
Thanks so much , Belladonna.💕
You’re so welcome!
This was so deep and beautiful….felt so real 👌
Thanks so much.💕
Wow Grace, so well penned, I can relate to it in many ways.
Love these lines: “the pain delivered by your hands, reverts right back to where you stand.”
This is my solace in regards to the past.
Thank you 💕 💕
Happy you liked it, dear Marie. Many thanks, my friend .💕
Karma always gets back at you. Very interestingly explained Grace!
Absolutely . Thanks so much, Vignesh.💕
This is so true, so real, Grace! A powerful statement indeed 👌💐💕
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, KK. Thank you.💕
Pleasure is all mine, Grace 💖
I was hurt and around narcissistic people my whole life up until about 6 years ago (I’m 56 now) or so when I began realizing and waking up to their foolishness. When reading this perfect poem you wrote it reminded me of exactly who they were when growing up and in my adult relationships. I broke the cycle though, and I’m happy to have learned it bc it made me who I am today! It makes me feel better know I’m not the only one anymore!☺️
I can so relate. Glad to hear you broke the cycle. Best wishes for you.💕
Your excellent writing skills with such powerful verses was a true joy to read, Grace! Keep up the great work.❤️❤️😊
Thanks so much.💕
A true and amazing message❤
Thanks so much. Dear Laiba.💕
This is BEAUTIFUL. An incredible way to say that karma will get you and yours if you’re not kind to others 🙌💗
Thanks so very much. Happy you enjoyed it.💕
Very powerful, well done!
Thanks so much, Dawn. Happy you liked it.💕
Poignant words. Well described
Thank you so much 💕