Mentor (Published at The Writers Club)

He taught me many lessons,
ones I cannot soon forget:
“Always give your very best,
so you never face regrets.”

On his own, without guidance,
made him wise beyond his years:
“If your sad, have a good cry,
let your hands wipe your own tears.”

Through time fake friendships withered,
never had much family:
“Better off being alone,
than around bad company.”

Hard at work for a low wage,
money came but rarely stayed:
“Feel no guilt obtaining wants,
needs will be met everyday.”

Gave himself to all in need,
and always handed respect:
“If you give, give from your heart,
just make sure to not expect.”

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

My poem “Mentor” was published on The Writers Club. I would like to thank their team for showcasing this piece.

Originally Published on January 24, 2021

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  1. A poem to treasure. When the going gets tough and it seems hard finding a shoulder to lean on, this is one poem to read again during such times. Might not solve your problem, but will certainly cheer you up.

  2. Yes πŸ™ŒπŸ» – really on this same wave length. Been removing fake friends and having to really find balance with wants and needs as my family is in a tough spot. Been trying to figure out how I can support my children better, hoping to do it through my writing, photography, and jewelry, but it is really tough. So grateful for you and your presence in this world. πŸ’ž Thank you for being here and thank you for sharing your light. πŸ’ž

    1. Glad you found this piece relatable. It’s so hard to see through the fake gestures and let go of hurtful relationships, but worth it. Hang in there, things have a funny way of unraveling and working out. Thanks so much for reading and sharing. Keep shining.πŸ’•

  3. Congrats, Grace! I’m so glad more folks are seeing your poetry. You deserve to be widely read. I’m happy for you. πŸ™‚

  4. Beautiful poem, thoughtful and profoundπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘.
    “If you give, give from your heart,
    but be sure not to wait.”

    Congratulations, friend Grace.

  5. Excellent. β™₯️ I personally feel expectation is reasonable, to some extent. At least, with good intentions. But this is a wonderful piece and the rhymes are awesome, well done!

  6. A gorgeous poem with an inspirational message. Congratulations, Grace! You deserve it πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ’–

  7. Wow, your poem just flows perfectly. That’s exactly what I aspire to become as a writer! Thanks for sharing this masterpiece. ☺️

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