Grab a chair,
let’s have a talk,
confront my ego
one on one.
It grabs a smoke
asks for a drink,
then stared at me
eyes did not blink.
I looked right back
straight in the eye,
then smiled so bright
disarmed all fights.
“What do you want?”
Ego’s first words,
so strong and bold
self held control.
I said with ease,
“Let’s call a truce,
let’s work as one,
share balanced views.
I know you’re scared
way deep inside,
both fear and grief
make self-doubt hide.
You protect me,
supply my pride,
yet I’m your key
and purest guide.”
so slick and sly,
” You’re my ally,
do not judge me,
within my eyes
lives all you see.
You’re in my chest,
speaking my truth,
giving me rest,
easing my blues.
You’re in my smile
and in my charm,
you give me warmth
keep me from harm.”
A blurry mirror
then showed me,
the ego side
I failed to see.
To accept it
set us both free,
to love ourselves
through all degrees.
United to find harmony
and figure out how to agree.
We slowly built comradery
resolving conflicts peacefully.
Knowing our capabilities,
we partnered up infinitely.
Loving ourselves entirely,
helps us spread more love outwardly.
– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy
Very nice Grace this conversation of inner conflict nobody wins its just harmony. 🙂❤️
Yes, much needed harmony. Thanks so much, my friend.❤️
You’re welcome my dear friend always.🌼😊
I’m short of words. This is fantastic! I kept looking for the line to call my best but no, there was none. Every line remained outstandingly beautiful. One of the most thrilling pieces I have read here, Grace. More ink to your pen!
That is so nice to hear, Dera.Thank you so very much, my friend.Your kind words means so much to me. I truly appreciate it.💕🙏💕
<3 Beautiful, Grace. This piece is so deep. <3
So happy you liked it, Lauren. Thank you so much.💕❤️
lovely cleaver poem making peace with the3 enemy Grace💖 love it.
Thanks a bunch, Cindy.Happy to hear you liked it, my friend.💕❤️
You’re so welcome💖💖💖
Truly wonderful poem
Thanks so much.❤️
Well written, exhibits the struggle for inner balance.
Absolutely, Thanks so much.❤️
You’re welcome. 🙂
Yes, we need our egos–balanced.
awwwwww…. super sly and charming😍 you’re in my smile🙌💞
Thanks so much, dear Coco. Likewise 💕😊❤️
always a pleasure always willing, Grace😘💕
Wow Grace, I absolutely love this! Such a unique and original poem, beautifully weaved!! The rhyming and all the thoughtful details truly bring this piece to life! Another gem from the amazing Grace!!!! Just superb, my friend 🖤🤗
That is so nice to hear, Ace. Thank you so very much, my friend. I truly appreciate you.Much love always.💕❤️😊
Beautiful, dear Grace. Acceptance is so important, and your poem showed us that beautifully. ❤️
So happy you liked it, my friend. Thanks so much.💕😊❤️
Very nice. Love this!!!!!
Glad you liked it, Dee. Thanks 💕❤️
We need to have this conversation with our ego. This is so beautifully written, Grace. I loved the last two stanzas in particular
Thank you 💕
Woww.! I absolutely loved this poem dear grace..! Such a wonderful and unique piece..! Very beautifully written..! Fabulous.!
Thanks so much, dear Filarance.💕
De nada querida gracia..!
A well thought poem, Grace! Another marvel!! Internal communication is as important as external one. Loved it 😊 💐
Thanks so much, KK.💕
Balance is important. Wonderful articulation.
Absolutely, Thanks so much, Kritika.❤️❤️
Welcome 🙂 (hearts)
Ond on one conversation within, that’s just an awesome thought and you penned it so profoundly my dear. Loves to you ❤
Thanks so much, dear Suma. Much love to you too.💕
Thanks n it’s my pleasure Grace ❤
Thanks so much< Michael.❤️
Good work! I was just only thinking of a poem with ego. This is such a interesting take. It’s so cool how if we all used the same thoughts or ideas we would all come up with something entirely unique to us. I love how you wrote this!
Thrilled to hear you liked it. Thanks so much. I agree, at different times we can write on subjects we have written on before with different takes too. It’s interesting.❤️
Yeah, that too. Guess that’s why we can have a billion poems about love. Always something new to say or a different angle to look at something. Love your thoughts! 🙂
I guess it depends on our mood while writting.❤️