Never hold a wish too tight,
let it flow to reach new heights.
If it flies too far from sight,
precise timing was not right.

Keep your goals away from ears,
do not share till it is here,
to prevent another’s fears,
from applauding your failed tears.

Allow wants to have a say,
visualize them on most days,
not too much or they may sway,
be consistent so they stay.

Let hopes happen easily,
do not focus eagerly,
if your heart feels peacefully,
they will appear serenely.

It is fine to set dreams free,
let them fly within the breeze,
like the waves out in the sea,
they return if meant to be

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy


He taught me many lessons,
ones I cannot soon forget:
“Always give your very best,
so you never face regrets.”

On his own and with no guidance,
made him wise beyond his years:
“If your sad, have a good cry,
let your hands wipe your own tears.”

Through time fake friendships withered,
never had much family:
“Better off being alone,
than around bad company.”

Hard at work for a low wage,
money came but rarely stayed:
“Feel no guilt obtaining wants,
needs will be met everyday.”

Gave himself to all in need,
and always handed respect:
“If you give, give from your heart,
just make sure to not expect.”

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy


Sit with me,
enjoy your treat,
mommy will
massage your feet.

Want to share
all I have learned,
with no fears
or drawn concerns.

You can reach
all goals when set,
just make sure
to do your best.
If in time
plans never come,
life will bring
a better one.

My sweet child
you are my world,
Oyster with
a pretty pearl.

I want you
to understand,
all is good,
without demands.

You will get
if meant for you,
drink from love,
and share it too.
Just make sure,
it goes both ways,
if mutual
it will not sway.

This the first
of many times,
I will give
advice in rhymes.

Trying hard
to provide clues,
so the bad,
will not come true.

Take advice
from trusting hands,
when given
without commands.
Just make sure
it resonates,
if not sound,
then leave to fate.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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