Knowing you exist,
forms an instant connection.
Forever in love.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy


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,

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


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


Sit with me,
enjoy your treat,
mommy will
massage your feet.

Want to share
all I have learned,
with no fears
or drawn concerns.

You can reach
all goals when set,
just make sure
to do your best.
If in time
plans never come,
life will bring
a better one.

My sweet child
you are my world,
Oyster with
a pretty pearl.

I want you
to understand,
all is good,
without demands.

You will get
if meant for you,
drink from love,
and share it too.
Just make sure,
it goes both ways,
if mutual
it will not sway.

This the first
of many times,
I will give
advice in rhymes.

Trying hard
to provide clues,
so the bad,
will not come true.

Take advice
from trusting hands,
when given
without commands.
Just make sure
it resonates,
if not sound,
then leave to fate.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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