Hold On

Another day
brings ups and downs.
Watch dreams decay,
hopes hit the ground.

Fears come to play,
merry go round.
Goals slip away,
dreams never found.

Look for a place
to stand up strong.
Feel so disgraced,
never belong.

Search for a sign,
a spark of hope.
A little shine
can raise the slope.

Relax both eyes,
elevate faith.
Let thoughts revise
so soul guides brain.

Focus on light,
let go of fears.
Spirit feels bright,
as sorrows clear.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

Beyond Doubt

Fluorescent thoughts rest in my mouth,
choke up inside mind full of doubts.
Chain deep set goals to barricade,
slice dreams apart till faith decays.

Sweet melodies held up inside,
vibrations pierce, emotions hide.
Outer details sting eager eyes,
inner courage does not arise.

Sounds penetrate through every pore,
to gently rest within my core.
A whispered scream strangles my fears,
swallow all words, gifts to my ears.

“Accept yourself,
be who you are.
Jump off the shelf,
so hopes fling far.
Not every wish
could be appeased,
spirits flourish
with grace and ease.
Some will love you,
others will hate.
Always be true
then leave to fate.
Feelings you hold
are vital too.
Do not let molds
control your views.”

Full moonlit covered heart and soul,
a peaceful sense of pure control.
Goosebumps draped from head to toe,
assured tomorrow shines and glows.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for RXC PROMPT #245 hosted by Reena

Prompt – Write a prose poem based on these lines:
It came from somewhere too far to walk, from as far away as the most unreasonable desire, the most devastating hope.” – An excerpts from the book “Extinctions” by Sharmishtha Mohanty.

Self Compassion

Become what you want to see
Effervescent, flying free

Kindly adding hope and glee
Inner wisdom holds the keys
Noble heart sails the rough sea
Dynamic, aim to appease

Tender spirit goes unseen
Operating the machine

Your presence brings joy and peace
Overwhelming love and ease
Unique essence flows like breeze
Respect your soul and body
Show inner compassion please
Everyday, every degrees
Love yourself infinitely
Forever through what may be

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Flip the Coin

Look around,
feeling alone.
Like a hound,
search for a bone.
Search the ground,
kick at a stone.
Not a sound,
or a slight tone.
Never found,
true friendship zone.
Trust is bound,
suspicion shown.

Turn around,
feel good alone.
Happy hound,
chews a new bone.
Higher ground,
no sticks or stones.
My own sound,
creates fine tones.
Looked then found,
a joyful zone.
Faith unbound,
inner light shown.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Never too late

Shells of what I thought would be,
reflections stare back at me.
Challenging what my eyes see,
all encaged thoughts are set free.

My blood flows like windy seas,
pressure of a narrow stream.
Present times erase all dreams,
all hopes choke on haunting screams.

Tomorrow goals swiftly flee,
too tired to turn the key.
Future has no guarantee,
today holds what minds foresee.

Tiny shivers igniting glee,
paving every step that leads.
Mirrored paths plant hopeful seeds,
sense of pride produce sweat beads.

Echoed smiles provides great peace,
happiness flows with warm ease.
Sitting still like a wise tree,
watch time travel in the breeze.

Chances arrive suddenly,
each year bring joy jubilees.
Hopeful daydreams buzz like bees,
paint bright possibilities.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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