With the last tear in my eye,
in frustration asking”Why,
did I play the game of lies?”
forming daydreams out of sighs.

Why did I believe and care,
while your heart was never there?
Gave you all I had to bear,
in exchange for your blank stare?

Why was I the one to try?
always looking for bright sides,
swallowing every last cry,
just to please your stubborn pride.

Could it be I disliked me?
So I made your “wants” my “needs”,
letting you form what I see,
pretending to just agree.

With sundown in full moonlight,
a clear tug felt warm inside,
giving my heart pure insight,
so my soul could fully guide.

I will always be your friend
without need to play pretend,
knowing true love never ends,
my boundaries will never bend.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. Sounds like you have invested enough time into someone that doesn’t appreciate you. Good for you for breaking free of a one-way street. There is somebody else out there. Never settle for anything less than what you need. Someone who gives you flat feelings, is not the one for you. Keep looking, although it might take a while to try again and take a chance. Life is an adventure. There are good things around the corner for you. Have faith in yourself because you are the one that matters. Just saying…

    1. Thanks so very much for the great advice. I truly do appreciate it. This particular piece is not about me, thankfully. Though I have experienced my share of hardships, I am so happy to say, I am now living my happily ever after. Much love to you and thanks again for your sweet kindness.💕❤️💕

  2. The feeling and emotion in this poem are so deep, dearest Grace. The pain so real I can taste it; and the love so profound, I can feel it. Wonderful. ❤️❤️

      1. I’m so happy this is so, dearest Grace. I’ve now got a big smile too. Love that. You’re most welcome. Always. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. So I made your “wants” my “needs”,
    letting you form what I see,
    pretending to just agree.
    Dear Grace this is true love, you feel so deep to write such lines , I am truly impressed♥️♥️💕

  4. I can’t express how beautiful every line of this poem is. Your writings are always great. This was just so beautiful. I can feel every emotion described here. So heartfelt!!❤

  5. So touching lines, Grace! I liked .. Could it be I disliked me?
    So I made your “wants” my “needs”… very well penned. Full of emotions. Really loved it👌💐💖

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