I can not find a place to grow,
my light has dimmed no longer glows.
I do not fit in anywhere,
my thoughts are mine no room to share.
I keep hitting a concrete wall,
my victories become my fall.
I do not know what will come next,
my mind wonders if I was hexed.

My heart does not believe it’s hexed,
I envision what I want next.
My strength increases after falls,
I know I can climb any wall.
My purest joy comes when I share,
I now feel welcomed anywhere.
My heart and soul carry a glow,
I nurture it and watch it grow.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

My poem Repair, was published at Spillwords on March 09, 2022. In light of my recent nomination for Author of the Year by Spillwords Press, I have decided to re-share some of my previously published work. It has taken me years to find the courage to publish anything I have written, so you can only imagine what this nomination means to me. If you enjoy my poetry, I would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to vote for me. General Voting will be officially held from
1/26 (Thursday) – 1/31 (Tuesday) and will be conducted via this page: Thank you so much for all of your support during these past two years. In that time, you have all inspired me to write over 1,450 poems. I am so grateful to this amazing WordPress community. πŸ’•

I would also like to thank Dagmara K, and the whole team at Spillwords for the nominations and for publishing my poems/interviews. I truly appreciate their continued support. πŸ’•

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  1. It feels as if this poem has been written for me. I completely relate to it these days. I loved it. Beautifully written as always. Great poem, grace!!πŸ’•

  2. I love this poem. Its easy-flowing style strengthens the message and makes the poem so accessible. Smooth and efficient and impactful stuff, Grace. πŸ™‚

  3. I enjoyed your use of symmetry and inversion. And congratulations on your writing productivity and publishing success.

  4. Felt right there with you, whenever this was written. You have a really special way of communicating that speaks, β€œif you relate, I get it.”

    This poem describes my last 10 months without my momma. Bless you for writing with such honesty. 🌹🌹🌹

  5. I completely relate to the first verse and am deeply encouraged by the second. Beautifully done, Grace! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

    1. I’m so glad to hear that you found the second part encouraging . This truly means a lot to me. Thank you, Dawn. This really motivates me.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

    1. Thank you so much, Belladonna.Yes it is a lot, at one point I was writing about 6 per dayπŸ€£πŸ’• Thanks again, my friend. Hope you have a beautiful day.πŸ’•

  6. “My purest joy comes when I share,” Thanks you have a beautiful to shareπŸ’–πŸ™

  7. Heart always wins! A beautiful poem on courage and conviction, Grace! All the best to you πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ’–

  8. Absolutely beautiful, dear Grace. That last stanza is so empowering and perfectly constructed. I truly love this one and the message of strength flowing throughout πŸ€πŸ€—πŸ€πŸ€—

  9. It’s a beautiful poem Grace and we have all been there at one point or another. So relatable and true! Very empowering and inspiring the way you do so well! Love it my friend! ❣️

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