Wishful Birthday

Earth rotates around the sun,
a solid year has now begun.
Another birthday brings me gifts,
health, happiness, and higher lifts.

Breezes blow flames that have now passed,
along with lessons hearts surpass.
Loved ones fill candles on the cake,
to enhance all wishes I make.

Wish for mass healings to take place,
so all pollution is erased.
Hope every mouth savors and tastes,
prosperity in hunger’s place.

May ill felt will all disappear,
so unity could chase off fears.
Request for judgements to disband,
respect for all walks, hand in hand.

Last year’s big wish soon came to be,
many unmasked, pandemics eased.
If this year mimics with great gain,
every last life would never strain.

Envision all intentions made,
close both my eyes as scenes parade.
Blow candles out with a big smile,
absorb the joy pure love compiles.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Tip Toe

Music box in my mind,
thunderstorm forms a dance,
feelings swirl, all combined,
lightning strikes to enhance.

Gusty wind melodies,
touch my heart like a chime,
flickering memories,
flow through blank hollow times.

Twirl around, remove veils,
mesmerized by the tune,
evaporating tales,
smell of old worn perfume.

Uneven thunder crash,
stagnant tears fall like rain.
The night sky holds a flash,
reigniting aged pain.

Absorb a jolting slam,
as I sway with the breeze,
I forget who I am,
the wild storm seem to freeze.

Spin to the sounds of drops,
playing songs in my head.
Watch as rains choose to stop,
breathlessly on my bed.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Moonwashed Weekly Challenge – September 27, 2022
Prompt – Thunderstorm

True Acceptance (Published at Masticadores USA)

I am so happy to announce that my poem True Acceptance is featured at MasticadoresUSA. I would love to thank Gabriela Marie Milton and the team at MasticadoresUSA for all of their support.

Leaving all ignorance behind,
no need to change another’s mind,
instead teaching all to be kind,
simply by leading hearts still blind.

Everyday searching to then find,
a voice for the ones too confined,
neglected and falling behind,
since their vast views hardly align.

Look at the sky to find a sign,
a way to change this life’s design,
so acceptance can be assigned,
knowing true joy is self defined.

Realizing all paths intertwine,
different thoughts form unique lines,
respect everyones distinct shine,
since every soul is made divine.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published on March 25, 2022


In love with a shadow,
born yesterday.
May seem a bit hollow,
never decays.
Not made to be shallow,
or run astray.
Like a sharpened arrow,
brightens the grey.

A beautiful outline,
lessons create.
Infinite circling sign,
open huge gates.
Twinkling cosmos align,
so hearts feel great.
Purity so divine,
carries no weight.

A substance so certain,
constantly flows.
Opens velvet curtains,
starts a new show.
Removes unseen burdens,
so spirits glow.
Creates peaceful versions,
raises plateaus.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Found Voice

Timid eyes,
head bowed down,
too afraid to want for more.
Scared to try,
filled with clouds,
search hard for an inner roar.

Shaky hands,
posture slumped,
weighted efforts holds down score.
Nothing lands,
always dumped,
can not grasp the slightest roar.

Shuts down mind,
pure love flies,
lands securely at his core.
Treats self kind,
heartbeats rise,
whispers soft purrs, still no roar.

Full of peace,
insides sing,
expectations land ashore.
Filled with ease,
like a king,
life vibrates to his strong roar.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Response to Sadje’s picture prompt on What do you see #153 September 26 , 2022

Unease (Published at The Writers Club)

Feel so flushed also displaced,
loose control of my own space,
slowly shift, balance my weight.
hear all emotions debate.

My face falls fast on the ground,
nervously I look around,
can not help but to stare down,
anxious smile becomes a frown.

So embarrassed, forced to see,
what your mind must think of me,
look at you to quickly find,
all the doubts I hold inside.

The floor transforms to quicksand,
suddenly notice your hand,
showing me you understand,
ease my tremble, love expands.

Sweat beads swiftly spread throughout,
water moistens my dry mouth.
Inner strength appears to sprout,
confidence chases all doubts.

Stable forces grasp my feet,
with no room left for defeat.
Stand so solid on concrete,
self assured, whole and complete.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published on August 9, 2022

My poem “Unease” was published on The Writers Club. I would like to thank their team for showcasing this piece.💕

Change of Heart

No longer want,
just know to need.
Memories haunt,
guilty hearts feed.
Love tries to taunt,
by planting seeds.
So nonchalant,
sadness succeeds.

Grief will not win,
its reign will stop.
Grow thicker skin,
hesitance drops,
creates a spin,
until joy pops.
Glow deep within,
reach for the top.

Love will succeed,
runs nonchalant,
Hydrating seeds,
no need to taunt,
expands then feeds,
clears fears that haunt.
Satisfies needs,
by granting wants.

Landing on top,
light flows within,
negative pops,
swept by a spin.
Doubtful thoughts drop,
delight coats skin.
Bliss never stops,
prepare to win.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy


Life is a story
with an endless spin,
an action park ride,
controlled from within.
One day we fly high,
the next day fall down,
while studying rules,
a merry go round.

Fickle and dizzy
an unbalanced soul,
breaking the routine,
gaining self-control.
So many questions
await a response,
obtaining all needs,
still longing for wants.

The planet has changed,
nothing is the same,
words have new meanings,
unrelated aim.
Two steps moving forward
take one full step back,
slowly advancing,
remaining on track.

A visible light,
unfolds a strong bridge,
our soul forming wings,
our bodies the hinge.
Inhale then exhale
let go of the weight,
float calmly through life,
live what we create.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published on April 13, 2021

Spice it Up

A life filled with vanilla dreams,
made stagnant days endlessly scream.
A little spice could shake things up,
cinnamon sticks enhances cups.

Sweet honey mixed with almond milk,
emotions feel as soft as silk.
Sprinkle nutmeg, perfect enhance,
tastebuds form a euphoric dance.

A dose of joy, miracle drink,
soothes hearts so minds can clearly think.
A pure escape, new ritual,
make peaceful times habitual.

Pinches of spice give life a boost,
as new flavors are introduced.
Aromas linger in the air,
provides some zest and endless flair.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for dVerse poets pub
This week’s d’Verse Poetics Prompt, Merrill D. Smith encourages us to select three or more ingredients from the 25 listed on the page (check link above). My choices were Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg. Hope you enjoy.💕

Touch of Light

She wears a smile as a costume,
while turning hopes into pure gloom.
A shadow that steals joys from rooms,
guiding hearts towards endless doom.

Stories she hears construct her lies,
connecting to believe her sighs.
False tears cascade from her sad eyes,
theatrics through effortless cries.

She pities what she had to face,
lets bitterness rest in griefs place.
Her non stop mind likes to retrace,
sad memories filled with disgrace.

Manipulates to gain control,
loves to play games of sticks and stones.
Emotions become hard as bones,
deep inside holds inner cyclones.

She feels the sun burn at her head,
awakens parts she once thought dead.
Instantly clears up all her dread,
replaced by faithful light instead.

Acceptance fills her deep within,
absolving guilts and downward spins.
Grants everyday hopes to begin,
so that with time self love could win.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Moonwashed Weekly Challenge – September 20, 2022
Prompt – Theatrics

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