It started one day,
as I stopped to listen.
All silence had swayed,
old memories glistened.
Remembering times,
my own hands had buried.
Reliving the climbs,
with anchors I carried.
A basket of goals,
led me to my escape.
Mending scary holes,
new beginnings undraped.
Given directions,
inner guides have been found.
Lost in reflections,
to awaken by sound.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #134 May 16, 2022

Inner Frustrations

I dislike what
life has become,
a place to swallow and succumb,
the selfishness
in everyone,
makes me feel drained and simply numb.

I feel there is
no one to trust,
all confidants just dump and run,
stained and done,
my old connections have formed rust,

I grab a hold
of my own thoughts,
absorb the warmth, inhale the sun,
my future days
have not been caught,
know in the end pure hearts outrun.

I will search for
positive ones,
stumble at times, till I find some,
with or without
will still be fun,
dancing to the beats from my drum.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy


What happens with no one around?
Screams vibrate loud,
without a sound.
Only lingered echoes surround.
Ceiling to ground,
felt so profound.

What happens when nobody is there?
Walk endless stairs,
stuck in a square,
within a box while unaware,
inner repairs,
practice self care.

What does one see with eyes closed shut?
Thoughts interrupt,
to readjust.
Brightness or darkness minds construct.
a vacant rut,
or sense of trust.

What is it like to live in peace?
High hopes increase,
joys are released.
Walking through time fully with ease.
Flow with the breeze,
receive wise keys.

What will tomorrow bring to light?
Deeper insight,
carry delight.
A way to make each day feel right.
To reignite,
sparks that excite.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy


The smile you wear within your eyes,
are just for show, a great disguise,
a display of what hides inside,
sad little girl forced to oblige.

The thoughts you carry of yourself,
only serves you and no one else.
A narcissist can make hearts melt,
until their slow poison is felt.

The hurt you caused me this last time,
shot me so hard, echoed and chimed.
It punctured bruises in my heart,
and made my decreased trust depart.

The things that I know now, I knew,
but still prayed that they were not true.
My confidant was always you,
with blindfolds on, I had no clue.

The connection we had was strong,
it served a purpose for so long,
fate had a reason, was not wrong,
but could not go further prolonged.

The day I see you walking by,
I wish to see your head held high,
hope you have light held in your eyes,
waving hello to my goodbye.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy


Good riddance, goodbye.
Negative thrown in the trash.
Positive showers.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Self Discover

Help me leap,
into your world.
Dig in deep,
till our minds swirl.
Hopes will sweep,
negative hurls.
Clear and keep,
soul like a pearl.

Turn the key,
break dreams free.
Unchain me,
sorrows flee.
Eyes will see,
what will be.
filled with glee.

My life starts,
stand up so tall.
Fears depart,
after I fall.
Hear my heart,
answer its call.
Thoughts are smart,
actions enthrall.

Remove tar,
raise the bar.
Life’s bazaar,
starts at par.
Open jars,
release stars.
Heal all scars,
push faith far.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

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