She takes your lies,
gulps them like wine,
laughs till she cries,
drawing the line.

She knows you well,
words turn to dust,
love tripped and fell,
into disgust.

She visits you,
within her head,
dreams that came true,
are now all dead.

She tries to smile,
while hurt inside,
thoughts run hostile,
heart conquers mind.

She walks away,
opposite path,
silently prays,
time cures scorned wraths.

She turns around,
just one last time,
nothing is found,
fate feels sublime.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Step Forward

Every smile becomes a frown,
happy wishes hit the ground.
Joy is lost and never found,
good deeds rarely turn around.
Sorrows fall and keep hearts down,
problems choke without a sound.
Tears drop swiftly till hopes drown,
feeling torn, alone, and bound.

Paint a smile to reset frown,
pick all wishes off the ground.
Search inside till joys are found,
scatter good deeds all around.
Sweep up sorrows that fell down,
fulfillment sings without sound.
Blissful tears can never drown,
peace of mind, free, and unbound.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Swayed Connection

girl of mine.
with delight.

Big eyes,
chub cheeks,
pretty curls.
Swing high,
joy squeaks,
dance and twirl.

Time past,
came my way.
Grew fast,
rough cracks,
brought dismay.

Teen years,
brought us strife.
Sad tears,
plans for life.

Pick up,
heal what was.
Heart pumps,
felt by us.

all my
soul could shove.
to try,
with pure love.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Solid Ally

A true connection,
may twist, turn, and sway around,
but still does not break.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Sparkling Hope

Twinkle, sprinkle, shimmer bright,
light up dark skies through the night,
blow stardust upon my dreams,
touch my conscience till it gleams.

Twinkle, sprinkle, shimmer bright,
have your essence erase fights.
Let your presence heal all wars,
penetrate love through all cores.

Twinkle, sprinkle, shimmer bright,
cure warped minds so thoughts fly right.
Fill all hearts until they shine,
so every soul feels divine.

Twinkle, sprinkle, shimmer bright,
grant the future, paths of light,
allow empathy to grow,
so pure kindness overflows.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Doubtful Thoughts

Doubts that swim inside my head,
on my way but sit instead.
Insecurities that spread,
doubts that linger in my head.

Took each step but feel misled,
not suspecting I would dread.
Doubts that float inside my head,
returning from where they fled.

Holds me back, freezing my tread,
doubts that cry inside my head.
Remember the words you said,
watch as hesitance is shed.

Doubts that drown inside my head,
rest in peace, buried and dead.
Follow where my soul is led,
doubts that float out of my head.

In my eyes my heart is read,
push through doubts to fly ahead.
Doubts that laid upon my head,
flew away from where they fed.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #132 May 02, 2022

Push Ahead

Push through fears and doubts,
letting inner passion lead.
Conquer stagnancy.

– Grace Y Estevez – Reddy

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