Self Forgiveness

With lowered eyes
and a hushed mouth,
silence my sighs,
while in mid route.

Plastered smiles fly,
push sorrows down.
Happy disguise,
covers deep frowns.

Frantic inside,
loud voices shout,
hurt and chastised,
in and throughout.

Draw breath in tight,
knees hit the ground,
faith flows up high,
angelic sounds.

Sweat beads baptize,
hopes swirl around,
wishes arise,
dissolving clouds.

Stop to revise
regrets and doubts.
Life provides light,
that clear and sprout.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. The last stanza is powerful. “Stop to revise / regrets and doubts…” I need to get some Post-It notes and stick these kernels o’ wisdom on my wall! Nicely done, Grace! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much for sharing. Self forgiveness is hard for some people and perhaps too easy for others. This piece was inspired by a friend, who like many of us, has had regrets but can not seem to forgive herself. A group of us are working with her on this. Thanks again.πŸ’•

  2. Even amongst the unthinkable and challenging times you continue to emerge with a message toward the light Dearest Grace. Thank you! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸ™

  3. Such an inspiring piece, Grace! These lines were stunning-
    β€˜Sweat beads baptizeβ€˜ and β€˜Stop to revise regrets and doubts.’
    I love how your poems always end on a positive note, often with a beautiful message to reflect on.

  4. Grace this is my first comment on a blog LoL. I see that you are into poetry and so am I. I’m looking to be inspired by your talent.

    1. I’m so glad to be your first comment. Hopefully not your last as you will find countless talented poets in this wonderful WP community. Thanks so much for your kind words.πŸ’•

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