Ran fast outside, skinned hands and knees,
inwardly cried, pain flew with ease.
Painted a smile, grabbed something sweet,
sat for a while, enjoyed my treat.
An icicle eased away pain,
reminded me of simple gains.
The playful times that could not stay,
within a blink, just flew away.
This frozen pop, served as a cure,
made my heart hop, felt immature.
It brought me back to my childhood,
when hard times slipped to preserve good.
A moment to enjoy the rain,
erased adulting from my brain.
It made me dance, I laughed and swayed,
enjoyed hopscotch, felt joy cascade.
Happiness spread, peace well obtained,
all hurt soon fled, while joy maintained.
Inner love stung, felt so secure,
forever young and self assured.
That fall became an even trade,
granted me a mental parade.
the discomfort was worth the strain,
powerful emotions remained.
– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy
Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What Do You See # 185 May 08, 2023
A beautiful truth in your verses Grace. Things seem unimportant, but carry a deeper meaning behind them. Thanks for joining in.
Glad you enjoyed it, my friend. Thank you 💕
You’re most welcome
A unique and brilliant take Grace. That last verse…deep!
Thank you so much, Suzette.💕
tender and treasured… so lovely, Grace 🤍
Thank you so much, Destiny 💕
frozen pops, your words, and play are words that the Dr. ordered in your beautiful poem Grace to heal all wounds
Thanks so much, Cindy. Frozen pops make everything better.💕
Love your take, Grace. Superb writing!
Thanks so much 💕
Brilliant take on the prompt, Grace! Now I want a frozen pop! LOL 💖
Thanks so much. They’re so good 💕
Most welcome, Grace.
A beautiful write, Grace.
Thanks so much.💕
You are welcome.
So deep and beautiful, Grace! Love the positivity in the end 💖💖
Thanks so much , KK. Glad you enjoyed it.💕
My pleasure, always 💕
This is so beautiful, it brought back so many memories of my simple and happy childhood, thank you.
Happy to hear that. Thank you so much.💕
Love how you showed such a simple thing can transport you back in time. I could use an adulting eraser for a time! 💞💞💞
Thanks so much. Yes, a break truly helps.💕