Self Sacrifice

Tangled by an alluring dance,
oblivious to its mute romance.
Entrapped to slowly be seduced,
by tight knots that cannot come loose.

I toss, then turn, try hard to sway,
the more I move, the more I stays.
My helpless heart stands still in place,
give into loss, no will to chase.

But sacrifice is not my name,
refuse to play these worthless games.
Calms inner nerves, search clouded mind,
tasting the hope I know I’ll find.

Opens both eyes and comes to see,
my captor has always been me.
The ego side, afraid to live,
realizing this makes all knots give.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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    1. Yes definitely Mike, those 1st 2 lines of the last verse really hit home! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ’― Eloquently and thought provokingly written as always Grace! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘β€οΈπŸ˜

  1. so beautifully expressed, Grace.

    these lines… wow🀍
    “Opens both eyes and comes to see,
    my captor has always been me….”

  2. Beautifully expressed Grace, these 2 lines in particular spoke to me
    ‘But sacrifice is not my name,
    refuse to play these worthless games.
    πŸ’•

  3. The fibres that surround the internal walls of our existence are both the strength and our wins and the weakness in our failures

  4. But sacrifice is not my name,
    refuse to play these worthless games…
    A gorgeous piece on self worth, Grace! So profound πŸ‘ŒπŸŒΊβ€οΈ

  5. Wow Grace, that final stanza is breathtaking. There is such wisdom in this whole piece. What glorious and profound writing, my friend. Well done πŸ€πŸ€—

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