Expend

Sacrifice can be okay
but should not rule every day.
Resentments will find their way,
at times they linger and stay.

Give to give, never to take,
do not make pure actions fake.
Hear silent cries as they shout,
fulfill needs without a doubt.

No one gives what they don’t have,
assisting, cutting in half.
Provide fully, then grant more,
selfless life or endless chore.

People do what one allows,
form boundaries, draw them out.
Take a stand, find inner voice,
proving acts come from free choice.

Search within, find the right words,
sing them loud, so they are heard.
Stand up straight to take a stand,
let heartbeats dictate commands.

Expose true self, feel secure,
self-acceptance is a cure.
Confidence makes each step sure,
deeds are clear, intentions pure.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Challenge

Ready for a fight,
staring eye to eye.
Keeping you at sight,
pesky little fly.

Swatting at the air,
swiping here and there,
you escape my stare
then hide in my hair.

I hit my own head
hoping this will end,
your body lays dead
while playing pretend.

Ego at my face,
enticing a chase,
I remain in place
feeling my own grace.

I start to ignore
your attempt at war,
decide not to score
then center my core.

My heart fills with light
it reaches new heights,
I sigh and feel bright
you take off, full flight.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Value

You cover my mouth
I lower my eyes,
You talk and you laugh.
I feel like a sigh.

I swallow so hard
and walk very light,
you strut and mingle
with nothing to hide.

My best friend is me,
I am all that I have.
To know myself better,
is my master plan.

I take a deep breath
then slowly exhale,
my strength emerges,
take life for a sail.

My head held up high,
smile placed on my face,
I conquer it all,
with feet still in place.

The last deed to do
wave goodbye to you,
releasing your views
lets my dreams come true.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

Assist

Like minds made
to separate.
They are placed
to generate.


Distinct views,
are all alone,
all will heal
with knowledge shown.


Everyone
can soon advance,
giving gifts
of second chance.


Help someone
to start all new,
guiding them
by being true.


Light with light
brightens the path,
but does not
truly enhance.


In the dark
all light shines bright,
twinkling stars
dancing at night.


Opposites
often attract.
Providing,
lasting impacts
.

Divine love
will always spread,
mended hearts
sparkle ahead
.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

Quest

One cloudy day,
the month of May,
she felt some doubt
an inner shout.

Was she mistaken?
or reawakened?
Life offers reasons,
that outlast seasons.

Was it a hoax?
mirage of smoke?
It was a cure,
for the obscure.

Were her eyes blinded?
to be reminded?
Clues lived in plain sight,
guided by bright lights.

Was life her fault?
or just a thought?
No one to blame,
or need for shame.

What was the purpose?
for this grand circus?
Colorful playground,
all answers profound.

Was she alone?
life lessons owned?
All in her mind,
made by design.

A balanced breeze
brought inner peace.
sensed self-control
eased her kind soul.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Timeless

Yesterday I was born,
and the day before that,
been around for decades,
living from where I sat
.

Resolving past trauma,
letting go of old pain,
seeing wounds as lessons
has allowed me to gain
.

Once again born today,
but have lived for some time.
My first breath at sunrise,
letting go every night.


I enjoy being true,
making vows I can keep,
knowing life boomerangs,
I can still soundly sleep
.

Born again tomorrow,
will create brighter steps,
so each day that follows
will be mine to project
.

Keeping positive thoughts,
will help balance my mind,
Manifesting a future,
that is one of a kind
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Changes

It starts from inside,
I am often told,
try hard to control
the space that you hold
.

Dig deep from inside,
to release all cares,
becoming aware
of everything there
.

Change happens inside,
perceptions transform,
cradle all ice storms,
turn cold into warm
.

Balance from inside,
removing extremes,
extracting old scenes,
then sewing the seams
.

Feel free from inside,
let all the bad go,
your pure smile will glow
all joys will then grow
.

Find strength deep inside,
grab hold of pure light,
all day and all night
it always shines bright
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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