Wayfinder

I choose to see
the glass half full.
I love the sheep,
not just the wool
.

I feel pure joy
when friends succeed,
not thinking of
affects on me
.

I rather give
not just receive,
It fills my heart
but not my sleeves
.

In love with love,
and happiness.
I like to be
an optimist
.

I crawled through dark
to reach the light,
I grasped it fast
it made me bright
.

I try to share

lessons I learn,
So others eat
from what I earn
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Timeless

Yesterday I was born,
and the day before that,
been around for decades,
living from where I sat
.

Resolving past trauma,
letting go of old pain,
seeing wounds as lessons
has allowed me to gain
.

Once again born today,
but have lived for some time.
My first breath at sunrise,
letting go every night.


I enjoy being true,
making vows I can keep,
knowing life boomerangs,
I can still soundly sleep
.

Born again tomorrow,
will create brighter steps,
so each day that follows
will be mine to project
.

Keeping positive thoughts,
will help balance my mind,
Manifesting a future,
that is one of a kind
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Changes

It starts from inside,
I am often told,
try hard to control
the space that you hold
.

Dig deep from inside,
to release all cares,
becoming aware
of everything there
.

Change happens inside,
perceptions transform,
cradle all ice storms,
turn cold into warm
.

Balance from inside,
removing extremes,
extracting old scenes,
then sewing the seams
.

Feel free from inside,
let all the bad go,
your pure smile will glow
all joys will then grow
.

Find strength deep inside,
grab hold of pure light,
all day and all night
it always shines bright
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Balance

A father could not be,
if not for a mother.
Siblings are all sisters,
if excluding their brothers.


Darkness will last all day
without bits of sunlight.
Night skies hold moon and stars,
as they twinkle and shine bright.


If all rain was erased,
the green fields would run dry,
fruitless deserts that ache,
hearing loud storm clouds cry
.

Anger versus hate,
equally seen as crimes.
Pure love is left to fate,
carrying infinite ties.


Life will always exceed
what wisdom discovers,
one can hardly exist
without help from the other.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Shine

Seven rays,
rule my world.
Intertwine,
as they twirl.


Purple hues,
not confused,
always knows
and it shows.


Confused pink,
sneaky winks,
so unsure,
silent lure.


Working blue,
finds the clues,
to promote,
others hopes.


Yellow cares,
always there,
love and light,
shinning bright
.

Orange goals,
gains control.
Motivates
never waits.


Passion red,
gets ahead,
moving fast,
with a blast.

Vibrant green,
quite serene.
Create tunes
and communes.


Seven rays,
shadow gray,
balance beam,
calmest stream.


Black and white,
day and night,
co-exist
and assist
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Moving Forward


A little boy, made to shine shoes.
A little girl, singing the blues
.
Both neglected and both abused,
without a choice but to be used
.

Finding each other in sunlight,
forced to depart before the night
.
Not giving up, or losing hope,
with every day learning to cope
.

Enhanced each other, gaining strength,
providing love through any length
.
They worked and sang, purely for tips,
escaped their lives, taking a trip
.

So far away, they started new,
a unique world made to feel true
.
Realizing thoughts can form their tale,
empowering sword helped them prevail
.

Dying to all, yet still alive,
through chaos storms, they still survived
.
Forgiving those they left behind,
not looking back, now redefined
.

The life they left had made them strong.
Why should they concentrate on wrongs?
Instead, they killed all resentments,
made to forgive, not to ferment
.

Focused on goals and future plans,
the kindest hearts lending their hands.
Blessed as their gains always expand,
knowing their dreams fall where they land
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Spirits

A shot of hope to mask all fears
A pint of faith to capture tears
Light appears
Troubles clear
Painful years
Disappear


A cup of bliss eases the shakes
A glass of charm is all it takes
Fix mistakes
Balance quakes
Soothing lakes
Eases aches


A flask of pride to be kept strong
A flute of wisdom corrects wrongs
Joyful songs
Sing along
Fateful prong
All belong


A bottle of peace helps trauma heal
A crate of love so all can feel
Ego peels
Light reveals
Bright appeal
Shine for real

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Notes

Memories
can often sink.
Anchor them down
with lasting ink.


If poems form,
recite out loud.
Closing both eyes,
notice a crowd.


Some will absorb
the lines you say,
then process them
in distinct ways.

Try to touch hearts
that can relate.
Spreading pure love
erases hate.

Allow the words
to paint feelings,
hope they provide
massive healings.

An unknown phrase
may release fears
Clear obstacles
and keep light near
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Care

Most parents want to give their all,
wipe every tear,
catch every fall.

Give their child what they never had,
satisfied smiles,
makes them feel glad.

But these actions may not be good,
with wants and needs,
misunderstood.

Try teaching lessons they can learn,
giving rewards,
for what they earn.

Easy access may devalue,
transforms humans,
into statues.

Erasing once felt sympathy,
blinding their heart
from empathy.

I share these words from my insight,
all are unique,
do what feels right.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Reach out

The greatest blessing
I have found,
to help another
off the ground.
Exposing many,
to new sounds.
Creating new views,

all around.

Extending my hand
to fix needs,
makes me feel useful,
guaranteed.
To watch that person
then exceed,
admiring them as
they succeed.


Assist another,
both have won,
to shine as brightly
as the Sun.
Good deeds can never
come undone.
When we remember

we are one.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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