Pilot

I ask for source to be my guide,
and vanquish any faults it finds.
Shield my heart from indifference,
and offer me deliverance.

Protect me from, just giving up,
so I can fill all empty cups.
I always want to sense and care,
stand firm for what I feel is fair.

Walk through this path with open eyes,
not blind myself with selfish pride.
I do not want to eat alone,
and do not want a heart of stone.

Please show me how to turn my cheek,
and coat the words I dare to speak.
Allow my claws to scratch good luck,
so I bring ease where sadness struck.

Empty, alone, insufficient,
is not the way my story ends.
My light-filled soul always comes through,
evicting flaws, building me new.

Grant me strength from lessons learned,
compassion shared will be returned.
Igniting love, to watch it grow,
then set it free, follow its flow.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

Originally Published on August 18, 2021

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  1. This is magnificent writing. The third stanza really stood out for me, particularly the last two lines of that stanza–it’s all too easy to develop a heart of stone either through building a wall of defense or by allowing life to petrify us until we no longer care about anything or anyone. This flows with ease, too. A golden touch you have, Grace! Good stuff. πŸ™‚

  2. Amazing piece, dear Grace!! Those last two lines are literally magic. Truly enjoyed reading this, such a soothing flow. Incredibly written as always πŸ€πŸ€—

  3. “Igniting love, to watch it grow,
    then set it free, follow its flow.”…dear Grace, I don’t think I need to say anything more πŸ’«πŸ’Ÿβœ¨

  4. Protect me from, just giving up,
    so I can fill all empty cups.
    I always want to sense and care,
    stand firm for what I feel is fair.

    I love this stanza. Your writing is always so beautiful.

  5. Wonderfully written, Grace…and gives me hope that my days won’t end empty, alone, or insufficient. Thank you for beautiful, inspirational words. πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

  6. Such a beautiful poem Grace, of introspection and deep yearning to be the best possible you. So many really memorable lines. You have this gift of expression in your poetry.

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