Deep pain dissolve as tears are shed,
holding them in, creates pure dread,
lingered feelings, grasp to then spread,
depression comes to kill hopes dead.

Anxious thoughts hit, no where to hide,
feel such a hallow pain inside,
so overwhelming, all peace dies,
so hard to swallow, lips chap dry.

Encaged body, feels so alone,
motive is lost, feet turn to stone,
social dependence live in phones,
everyone cares, love goes unknown.

Shed salty tears, sweet ones appear,
cries become laughs, bright essence nears,
kiss on the face dissolves all fears,
“Stay in the present”, sounds so clear.

“One day at a time” ships yesterday,
each passing step brings better ways,
tomorrow is here, bliss starts today,
joy is a choice, without delays.

Confidence comes to peel off masks,
heals emotions, eases all tasks.
Self assurance will rarely ask,
instead feels calm enough to bask.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

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  1. Grace, this is so beautifully and vulnerably weaved. I absolutely love it and the inspiring authenticity throughout. That first stanza is especially powerful. You are such a wise writer/soul, thank you for being YOU πŸ€—πŸ–€

  2. Emotional healing is an uphill task,
    to disarm it slowly try peeling its mask,
    if needing assistance push forward and ask,
    knowing solutions will allow you to bask.
    — great advice

  3. Joy is a choice, well said. I fully resonate with the verses. So beautifully written. A great piece πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ’–

  4. Β«one day at a time will erase yesterday,
    while each passing step represents better ways,
    tomorrow is not here, bliss can start today,
    joy is an option, with no need for delaysΒ»

    stars got open in rhythm of your words’ key
    while your words opened the padlocks in us

    superb, GraceπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽβœπŸ»πŸ˜

  5. Really powerful and healing! Every line feels so perfectly weaved, this feels like something I’ve been waiting for since a long time now. Loved this, Grace ❀❀

  6. Healing takes time, and youπŸŒΉπŸ’– described that process beautifully , Grace. Thank you for sharing. Stay blessed dear

  7. I actually felt the taste of these words, it comes from sun rise and slowly vanish at sun set. “Stay in the present” I could agree with that. πŸ’ž

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