Silenced

A covered mouth carries closed eyes,
so no one sees the knots inside.
Her suppressed views, lay to reside,
constantly judged, opts to just hide.

A silenced tongue, helps keep her safe,
afraid to fall or make mistakes.
Anything said may cause offense,
wears a thick skin shield of defense.

Watches each word, cancels her views,
tries so damn hard to still be true.
Most will demand her honesty,
but crave that she always agrees.

So she decides to be herself,
by breaking free of her hard shell.
To socialize, still being her,
showing the world truths she offers.

Reflective smiles, mirror her heart,
she is a unique work of art.
Each step she takes sparkles with light,
self-acceptance, lets her shine bright.

Feels free and good in her own skin,
outwardly glows from peace within.
A profound love centers her soul,
provides her with new found control.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published June 13, 2021

36 thoughts on “Silenced

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  1. Most will demand her honesty,
    but crave that she always agrees.

    Unfortunately, that’s the harsh reality of today’s world!!
    Anyways, it’s a great poem with deep messages. Loved it!!
    I’m going to share it on my insta as well πŸ’•

  2. I absolutely love this poem! It very much speaks to me. I have been struggling a lot in this area lately, and am so thankful that God put this in your heart to share now! It feels like a hug! Thank you so much!

  3. Love your poem. Especially, “outwardly glows from peace within.
    A profound love centers her soul”

  4. Love the poem! It resonates with many because the need to be silent is generated by our own thoughts of ourself. When we break free from that, we become free to be ourselves. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Realistic portrayal in this poetic story, Grace!
    self-acceptance, lets her shine bright… that’s essential to break free πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸ’•

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