A single tear
wanders a path,
sorrows get cleared
releases wrath.

Slowly wonders,
down her left cheek.,
her mind ponders
answers she seeks.

The lonely tear
reaches her chin,
captures all fears
absolves stale sins.

It takes a bow
jumps to then skip,
swiftly flies down
leaps, dives, and dips.

True answers come,
one at a time.
Her heartbeat hums
to inner chimes.

Last tear runs dry,
hurts are released,
her silent cry
instantly eased.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published April 28, 2021

54 thoughts on “Lagrima

Add yours

  1. Such beautiful words, dear Grace! This piece is like the definition of healing. I love how you captured the emotion in such a deep/authentic way. Brilliant as always, my friend πŸ€πŸ€—

  2. So comforting thoughts, Grace! And what a coincidence! I too wrote a poem on tears. But I loved yours very much ❀️❀️

  3. Wow, sometimes when I read your poems, it is utterly surprising and striking to me how similar our writing can be sometimes. I just did a poem the other day, probably last year where
    I titled my poem a foreign word to illustrate a basic meaning, but that also allowed me to dive in deeper on how I personally saw that object. I just came across this today and the title grabbed my attention. I had to know what “Lagrima” meant and it seemed like the definition unfolded in front of me, but I still had to know with certainty. Once I looked up the meaning, then the poem just instantly made sense on a whole other level with more knowledgable eyes. Can you tell which one of my poems I’m referring to? I guess that’s why I really enjoy reading your poems and that is why I have great respect and admiration for your work. When I write and I see something like this, it gives me confirmation that I’m going in the right direction with my writing, that maybe I’m a better writer than I think. The gift in finding connection within a community is one that can be grounding, yet progressive. As you can see, I am a person of many words, and my heart has poured out in this moment πŸ™‚ Grace of the Sun

    1. I am so glad my writing is resonating with you. Truly appreciate that you took the time to look up the meaning of ” Lagrima” and to respond. I am humbled and grateful. “Le FenΓͺtre” is a wonderful poem, definitely enjoyed it. Thank you so much for your wonderful response. This truly means so much to me.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

      1. Ah Yess, you remembered, it was “La Fenetre” πŸ™‚ And yes, I love words and how it is used, and I also want to understand how others craft what they put together, what is their message and I wanted to understand your message. πŸ™‚ You’re very welcome GraceoftheSun!!!

Leave a Reply

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: