Regain

One fateful night,
I laid alone,
afraid my heart,
had turned to stone.


Actions at sight
changed me within,
surrendered to
unwanted sins.


Grown apathy
spread all around,
tilted my crown,
heart hit the ground.


It did not crack,
or even dent,
such solid rock,
became so dense.


One fateful day,
I realized,
that my own heart
,
was penalized.

I looked within,
found others harms,
determined to
regain my charm.


Watered my heart,
tears made it soft,
then empathy
played a great part.


Though undefined,
relaxed my mind,
my inner love
slowly aligned
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Endure

Sacrificial love.
A self-inflicted conflict,
can build resentments.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Unlovable

It is easy to love someone seen as good,
always understood,
one shared neighborhood.
Not so simple for those perceived as bad,
hard to understand,
all alone they must stand
.

Try to find a way to walk in their shoes,
breaking old abuse,
providing new views.
What if life was changed? What if they were you?
wishing help came through,
not knowing from who.

Standing within light surrounded by dark,
recognizing sparks,
being kind leaves marks.
Traced smile on their face, throw some joy their way,
watching as fears sway,
flying far away.

Anger soon subsides as pure hearts now guide,
love will challenge pride,
clearing paths once tried.
Forgiveness leads fate, release worn mistakes,
new days can create,
kindness can cure hate.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Contrary

The one meant to love me,
had hate for me too.
Swaying what I see,

controlling my views.

Have you ever heard words,
that felt like a punch?


The energy sprayed,
all covered with blades,

cutting through my heart,
splitting me apart,
shooting like a gun,
leaves me feeling stunned.


Bruise into my mind,

biting deep inside,
chewing at my pride
,
actions undefined,
a fingerless touch
,
delivers the punch.

Then hold me so sweet,
offer many treats,
sweep me off my feet,
I flow like the breeze
.

Have you ever heard words
meant to feel like love?


The words I now hear,
erase all my fears.

all sent from above,
fly in like a dove,
they flutter inside,
bring in butterflies.


They give me a hug,
that fits like a glove,
then sing in my ears,
my eyes fill with tears,
my hopes start to fly,
reaching past the sky.

I land on both feet,
words fall on their knees,
seeking no amends,
knowing this now ends
.

The knots all untie,
I say my good byes
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy





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