Polish life till it shines,
respect everyone’s choice.
Do not overrule mine,
or muffle out my voice.

You are all that you are,
I am all that I am.
Your words carry great charm,
still I reject commands.

While you drive in your lane,
you will find your own path.
My blinders shield my brain,
as I soak in my bath.

A helpful suggestion,
or warning, can be nice,
but if unrequested,
do not share your advice.

It may be compelling,
for eyes that witness needs,
to suggest by telling,
or to plant sprouting seeds.

As I live and let live,
hope all could understand,
hearts that genuinely give,
require no demands.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #162 November 28, 2022

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  1. As I live and let live,
    I hope everyone can understand,
    hearts that genuinely give,
    demand nothing.
    I am fascinated by your poetic feeling and the living message you deliver in your lyrics.
    Hugs from afar, friend Grace.

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