Stop the Chase

No matter what you try to do,
people react how they want to.
If hearts are pure while helping out,
it could still trigger silent doubts.

Some fly through hoops just to be liked,
but still annoyance can be spiked,
or maybe one can change their tune,
just to come off as a dull goon.

People perceive the way they choose,
so be yourself with no excuse,
they may or may not judge your views,
but to your soul you should be true.

The ones that you should care about,
will wipe your tears and stay throughout,
while others you try to impress,
may choke on thoughts of your success.

A lesson that I have learned well,
is how to feel what others sell,
to see if they can accept me,
if they can not, I let them be.

Speak to my guides all day and night,
ask for a life that fits me right.
Hope I encounter beings of light,
so together we all shine bright.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. …
    to see if they can accept me,
    if they can not, I let them be.

    A timely reminder. Thank you πŸ™

  2. Love it, Grace, especially these lines,
    “A lesson that I have learned well,
    is how to feel what others sell,
    to see if they can accept me,
    if they can not, I let them be.”
    Brilliant!πŸ’•

  3. “Speak to my guides all day and night,
    ask for a life that fits me right.
    Hope I encounter beings of light,
    so together we all shine bright.” Love this Grace! 😁❀️

  4. Your lines are beautiful and tell telling Grace and I’m glad to have you in my sphere and light of mutual admiration, hope and love. I love this piece! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘

  5. The second to last stanza really stuck with me. I like to think I am a good judge of character when I encounter someone new, but every once in a while, they’ll surprise me. Useful guidance!

  6. This poem is a message, a lesson to be learnt. “People perceive the way they choose”. So well thought lines, Grace πŸ’–πŸ’

  7. This is a beautiful piece. However, we should also be attentive and willing to let go of parts of us that are not the best rather than hoping for persons to love us regardless. The willingness to change is part of the price we pay to be called adults. I love your work always. ❀❀❀

    1. Thanks so much. I do agree that we should all strive to better ourselves but also acknowledge that some people will always find a flaw in others regardless. I truly believe that when we love ourselves, the right people for us will attract. Thanks again.πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

      1. I totally agree with you. The right person will not put you down and try to make you feel less of yourself even while trying to point areas you may need to work on. Love I believe does not condemn rather it sets out to make whole. I look forward to your next piece. 😊

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