Breathe

Breathless sighs, consume my peace,
panic steals all of my ease.
My own mind gives me advice,
serene thoughts may spark insight.

“Take a breath”, the voices said,
erasing my deep distress.
“But what for?”, I ask myself.
“To let go and gain control.”

Only air, nothing quite there,
treatment for all my despair.
Inhaling is all I need,
Exhaling my deepest grief.

Finally, the perfect cure,
comforting what feels unsure.
“Stop and breathe to clear bad days,
hope is just a breath away.”

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Moonwashed Weekly Challenge – August 16, 2022
Prompt – Breathless

Helpful Note

The front doorbell rings,
my heart skips and springs,
sixth sense leaps then flings,
pure excitement sings.

I open the door,
nothing to explore,
then look at the floor,
feel chills touch my core.

Found an envelope,
instructions to cope,
instantly felt hope,
extended my scope.

It taught me the way,
to brighten my days,
keep ego at bay,
so happiness stays.

Never knew from who,
this message came through,
it changed my old views,
made me feel brand new.

Flew in like a dove,
straight from up above,
gave a gentle shove,
filled me up with love.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for RXC PROMPT #243 hosted by Reena

PromptSituation 2
The doorbell rings and your character answers it – finding nothing but an envelope with nothing on it. They open it and follow the instructions.

Luster

The midnight blue sky,
opens a lit eye.
Bright mystical hues,
provides a clear view.

Moonbeams fill my soul,
so that I feel whole.
Together we shine,
our spirits combine.

Glitz captivates me,
to set senses free.
Clouds make us both blink,
I stare as you wink.

Guides from up above,
offer divine love.
As hopes become true,
I whisper “Thank you.”

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Moonwashed Weekly Challenge – August 9, 2022
Prompt – Captivating

Ride

Cycle on this busy day,
so much work, no time for play.
A quick stop without delay,
run errands while on my way.

Park the bike, notice display,
silently stare and survey,
swallow details in dismay,
absorb joyful times today.

Know that all will be okay,
hope this feeling always stays.
Solid bonds will never sway,
signs appear where pure hearts lay.

Close both eyes, enjoy sun rays,
let bright thoughts chase off the grays.
Tinted laughs never decay,
memories of yesterday.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #146 August 08, 2022

Ignite

Stare at reflections
in various shades,
marching in crowds
like armies of blades.

Fueled with attacks
and willing to share,
lost hope in a sack,
too afraid to care.

Look in the mirror,
what is it you see?
A power and strength
weakened by defeat.


A courage that ran
as life became tough,
flying boomerang,
enough is enough.

Contagious deceits
are spread by our views,
cure quick with strong will
or chaos consumes.


Power from within
our birth given right,
grasp on to this strength
choose to spread pure light.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for RXC PROMPT #242, hosted by Reena

Prompt: Write whatever the featured image brings up in you.




Blue Hues

Flap your wings blue butterfly,
dance around my vacant eyes,
enhance nature till life shines,
spread your resplendent design.

Flutter wings to touch the sky,
fling hopes high blue butterfly.
Take my grays, paint them all bright,
fill my dreams with clear insight.

Flamboyant hues gleam pure light,
neon rainbows gloss the night.
Dance around blue butterfly,
keep providing endless sighs.

Freely flow love so divine,
heart and logic intertwine.
Travel through infinite time,
magical blue butterfly.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Moonwashed Weekly Challenge – August 2, 2022
Prompt – Resplendent

Love Bells

He fit nowhere,
filled with despair,
alone and bare,
he placed a dare.
Arms in the air
yearning to care,
hoped life was fair
and love climbed stairs.

Past bonds all failed,
knew faith tips scales,
ambitions sailed,
noticed details.
Essence of hail,
but felt so frail,
created tales,
he hoped prevailed.

Right then and there,
painted a layer,
a silent prayer,
made him aware.
True joy so rare,
beyond compare,
his perfect pair,
matched his shocked stare

Wishes he mailed,
landed and nailed,
jumped off the rails,
uncovered veils.
Love was exhaled,
huge as a whale,
pure joy inhaled,
forming light trails.

In a joint square,
their life was shared,
endless affair,
true love was theirs.
Bliss filled the air,
bright yellow flare,
found they were heirs,
to hearts that care.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #145 August 01, 2022

Win

Charming hook lures pure hearts in,
shines bright, while piercing soft skin.
Memories haunt deep within,
swims through thoughts, inventing sin.

Clever arrow, shiny head,
sails the air, misses instead.
Lucky prey runs far ahead,
follows instinct, where it led.

One more day counting the sand,
upside down regrets, still land.
Same blank day never expands,
if dictating life’s great plan.

Chew on trauma, fall in trap,
digs the mind, while leaving gaps.
Reliving thoughts till they snap,
spread large wings, that cannot flap.

Pause from climbing, feel the now,
stop asking “why”, “when” and “how”.
History can form new vows,
others do what you allow.

Free the past, create new goals,
old days gone, regain control.
Flesh can be torn, not the soul,
absorb old times, become whole.

Regrets shadow yesterday,
tomorrow follows today.
Use lessons as sound displays,
blissful days are underway.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for RXC PROMPT #241, hosted by Reena

Prompt: The only ghost that scares is a past version of you.

Everywhere

Slip into another fail,
brush it off, swiftly exhale.
Walk across an endless trail,
touch the wind, as my life sails.

Navigate an empty street,
city sounds match my heartbeat.
Roll my eyes, look inwardly,
take accountability.

Day and night always the same,
years pass by repeating games.
Swim through lies to reach the truth,
read through thoughts, uncover proof.

End cycles forced to repeat,
make stagnancy obsolete.
Hike up stream to catch a view,
watch as years leave future clues.

Shuffle feet to sweep warm sand,
palm trees dance, sun rays kiss land.
Saltwater hues mist the air,
clears away every last care.

Open eyes answers are found,
memories float all around.
Each day brings more clarity,
to define reality.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for Moon- Washed Weekly Challenge – Everywhere July 26, 2022
Prompt – mother nature’s tools
land, air and the sea
dramatic results

Illuminate

Blind my eyes,
then warm me up.
Let your shine,
beam like the sun.

Clear my heart,
release my fears.
Brighten starts,
absorb old tears.

Awesome glow,
lights up my path.
Bask and soak,
in gleaming bath.

Kiss my head,
with glittered dust.
Radiant hues,
made of pure trust.

Inside out,
or upside down,
heal throughout,
then all around.

Far beyond,
reflections shown.
Endless bonds,
guide through unknowns.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #144 July 25, 2022

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