Remembrance

A glowing spark
fills up the air.
I see your light
in every stare
.

Presence exudes
a stardust hue.
Droplets of you
create my view.


I search above
fluorescent stars,
to feel your wink
when you are far.

I see your smile
light up the sky.
A mystic ache
swells up my eyes.

A deep sorrow
stands in my throat.
You are now gone
I hold your coat.

Shadow my thoughts
I feel you near.
Never alone
this day each year
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Originally Published on February 2, 2021

Detected

Instant fulfillment.
Sensing the presence of love,
in a strangers heart.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Infinite Dad (Published at The Writers Club)

Protective teacher, greatest friend,
infinite bond without an end.
Before each fall your hand extends.
My wrongs and rights you would defend.

With just one look, into my eyes,
you knew all truths I tried to hide.
Always candid, laughed at my lies,
so many fights that made you sigh.

A mix of strength and affection
taught me great faith with direction.
You made life safe, gave protection,
an ultimate mute connection.

Your heart my home with open doors,
festive embrace that I adored,
sincerest love felt at my core,
stories you told made me want more.

Walked by my side showed me you cared,
gave me advice, wisdom you shared,
ignited light made sure I dared,
then you were gone, I felt so scared.

Now you are free from any pain,
I celebrate memories gained,
your body is gone, essence remains,
nothing can break our strong linked chain.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

My poem “Infinite Dad” was published on The Writers Club . I would like to thank their team for showcasing this piece. Happy Father’s Day to all!đź’•

Originally Published on January 20, 2021

Mom

Miracle worker
O
utstanding best friend
T
houghtful observer
H
ands create and mend
E
ager to nurture
R
adiance extends

Peacefully present
R
emarkable strength
O
penly pleasant
V
ibrating with depth
I
nfinite essence
D
rive that goes the length
E
ndearing presence
S
afety in each breath

Willing to be there
A
lways on my side
R
ampant with great care
M
agically guides

Calming from within
O
pen hearted shine
M
agnetic with wins
F
antastic design
Optimism spins
R
ighteous and divine
T
rue love seeps through skin
Smile feels like sunshine

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Gestures of Love

A feeling arose deep inside,
excitement her face would not hide,
she could not help but smile so wide,
anticipation was her guide.

All senses heightened and aware,
followed the zest within the air,
walked out the door without a care,
she found a note just waiting there.

“I have looked forward to this day,
a huge surprise is on the way,
the one you love is here to stay,
meet me at our beloved cafe.”

Her heart was escaping her chest,
she did not know what to expect,
ascending up those concrete steps,
red tulips placed to interject.

Awe held her still, kept her in place,
the warmest lips then kissed her face,
they interlocked in an embrace,
filled with love, light, joy, and bright grace.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #127 March 28, 2022

Common Path

I look at you,
you look at me,
no longer two,
finally free.
We share a view,
and hold the key,
no longer blue,
both our eyes see.
A love so true,
highest degree,
made to pursue,
infinity.

You looked at me,
I looked at you,
finally free,
no longer two.
Holding the key,
to a shared view,
eyes clear to see,
no longer blue.
Highest degree,
a love so true,
infinity,
we will pursue.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Contagious Glee

Will play the fool
to see you smirk.
Try to look cool,
act like a jerk.
Skip days of school,
call out from work.
Break petty rules,
create new quirks.

Will jump through hoops,
to make you smile.
Entertain groups,
resolve all trials.
Run endless loops,
infinite miles.
Serve ice cream scoops,
desserts will pile.

Will go great lengths
for your chuckle.
Prove such great strength,
crack my knuckles.
Fake my own death
without struggle.
Hold a deep breath
till I buckle.

Will do most things
to make you laugh.
Jump through flame rings,
on your behalf.
Let loud jokes fling,
humorous craft.
Make night stars bling,
let joys attach.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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