Yum

A mother’s pure love
feels warm and sunny,
secure and yummy
sweeter than honey
.

Butterfly kisses
that land on my head,
melts my hungry heart,
like freshly baked bread.

Lights up my senses
my heart starts to fly,
sweetening my mind,
like warm apple pie.


Forget old troubles,
forgive all mistakes,
enjoy your embrace
slice of homemade cake.


Affection consumed,
fills me up inside,
the love you provide
keeps me satisfied
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Crash

When ocean waves
speak with the breeze,
they sing their words

while dancing free.

Breeze leads the wave

on floors of sand,
the deepest dip

forces command.

Waves full of love

slip just to crash.
Entangling moves

that form a splash.

All day and night
an endless show,
swaying to tunes,
as the wind blows.

Pleasant to watch,
seated offshore.
Always sublime
longing for more.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

One

Your fingers strum my feelings,
pressing down like piano keys,
every note forms a new tune
stroking thoughtless melodies
.

Your mind an endless chess game,
strategizing every move,
fumbling through my deep thoughts,
provokes me to self-improve.


Your chest is my soft pillow
that provides protective warmth,
safety shield that offers peace,
molding my dreams as they form.


Your words all sound like music,
offer my ears sheer delight,
lyrics make my spirit wander,
unmask my eyes to insight.


My dull heart reaches the sky
while engaging with your soul,
floating swiftly like paired hawks,
for the first time feeling whole.

Our wants forever fulfilled,
a deep love that never hides,
Co-creating fated futures,
where our lives can coincide
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Stare

Your eyes shout loud, with silent words,
making all logic seem absurd,
your clear message I have now heard.
fluttering by, like a sweet bird
.

Your eyes wear hidden, unseen smiles,
a mesmerizing, aloof style.
Lost hopes and thoughts create a pile,
I analyze you for a while.

Your eyes both carry a still dance,
guiding me swiftly into a trance,
forcing my will to take a chance,
I slip and fall hitting romance
.

Your eyes then make me feel at ease,
their light and wisdom turn my key,
angel wings unfold, expand free,
feathery dance within the breeze.

Your eyes give me my full control,
help me escape out of this mold,
feeling complete, finally whole,
soft lullabies play from our soul
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Invite

Enter your dance,
a hidden trance.
Burn through my stance,
forming romance
.

A touch so deep
instantly seeps.
A flying leap,
finally reap
.

Peels through my skin,
I have no sin.
At last, I win,
a first-place pin.


No longer wrong,
always belong.
Love soaring strong,
sings a soft song.


The hidden clues
that led to you,
led to me too,
making us true
.

Unfold your wings
as my heart swings,
to you, I cling
as one we fling
.

– Grace Y.Estevez

Complete

Entwined in what I feel for you.
eyes swollen shut, forbidden fruit.

Expand the thoughts that you withdrew,
I know you well, feel your heart too
.

What should I do? no sign or cue,
go separate ways to live as two
?

If not this life then life turns blue,
swallow this thought as the main clue.


A painted frame, shiny and new.
we did not stall, instead, we grew.


Entangled wings with which we flew,
connections make emotions brew.


Filling our eyes with pretty views,
Strongest of bonds, adhesive glue.


Looked in your eye, instantly knew
forever mine, feeling so true
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Cord

With your first breath,
you made me proud,
clutching my heart,
making it pound
.

You suckled your thumb,
I touched your ears.
Thanking above,
that you are here.

A toothless smile,
you wore all day.
Our world an isle,
embraced we swayed.

While teaching you,
I taught myself.
As candles blew,
we both excelled.

We both grew up,
reflective eyes.
We conquered humps
and always tried.

Still to this day,
pride makes me cry,
I release delays,
so you can fly
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Courting

A flirty bird,
flapping around,
drawing circles
above my crown
.

Whistles at me,
flapping around,
lyrical songs
without a sound
.

Looking at me,
flapping around,
cocking his head
staring me down
.

Flying away,
flapping around,
as my heart melts
hitting the ground
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

My wish for you

May raindrops wash away your tears,
as moonlit skies absorb your fears.


May happiness fill up your heart,
as sorrowed thoughts quickly depart.


May your eyes always find the truth,
as passing days bring gifts of youth.


May judgments slip so you stand tall,
as angel wings capture your falls.


May sweetened words cover your ears,
as kindness guides stories you hear.


May lessons gained keep your brain smart,
as joyful times enhance your art.


May every heart you meet be true,
as sincere flows always find you.


May only friends answer your calls,
as life becomes your greatest ball.


May obstacles instantly clear,
as peaceful waves fill up your years
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Segment

I lay my pen then close my eyes,
think of the times that slipped us by.
Relive the laughs we will not have,
we were as one but now just half.

Turn the page a different tale,
we were both good, never went stale.
Always a theme in stories told,
kissed by warm lights melting the cold.

A fairytale from long ago,
when knees were bent, while life flowed slow.
As liquid words absorb all ink,
diminished love, made our hearts sink.

Stories are told, one day at a time,
no clear-cut views, reason, or rhyme.
A simple truth that was perceived,
lived long ago by you and me.

Written by young hearts filled with hope,
climbing steep hills and endless ropes.
Adventures end with distinct paths,
glad to have met your exposed hand.


– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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