A Bit of Me

I find it hard to open up,
observe a lot but hold my tongue.
I dare myself to take the jump,
uncage the voice that in me clung.

Break mold apart to expose me,
release my soul from this body.
Perceptions choose what they will see,
be who I am, proud, and ready.

It took so long to feel secure,
to know my will could obtain more.
Searched deep inside to be assured,
that inner keys can unlock doors.

I tip toe to keep privacy,
protect it to a large degree,
today my voice will be set free,
tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Excited to greet everyday,
put my deep views up on display,
without fears of what I may say,
standing by thoughts my words convey.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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Do not swallow thoughts.
Allow feelings to be heard.
Release hidden voice.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Worthy Crown

She walks for miles,
to hand out smiles,
will go the length,
to provide strength,
feels guilt inside,
disguised as pride,
but can’t say “no”,
so love won’t go.

Her big brown eyes,
are filled with sighs,
silently cries,
till tears run dry,
then plays pretend,
supports her friends,
always so strong,
shelters all storms.

The perfect days,
are on their way,
sun shines bright rays,
conquers all grays,
the time to bend,
finally ends,
she makes a choice,
to free her voice.

Her hands still help,
everyone else,
quenches her thirst,
learns she comes first,
life turns around,
presents a crown,
joy fills her face,
she shines with grace.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy


Embrace all possibilities,
the future holds no guarantees.
Ignore all probabilities,
adjusting sensibilities.

Embrace all possibilities,
whats meant to be, will always be.
A win or loss holds the same key
that leads to fated destiny.

Embrace all possibilities,
draw strength from letting hopes fly free.
Stop doubting capabilities,
have faith in self abilities.

Embrace all possibilities,
so open paths are clear to see.
Illuminating brilliantly,
as each step shines infinitely.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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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

Undying Hope

Clip her wings,
to stop her flight,
cage her in,
cover her site.
Hear her sing
in her dim light,
shadows swing
to reach new heights.

provides more fight,
laugh and play
as if alright.
Life displays
beautiful sights,
as she prays
her heart stays bright.

Letting go
when held too tight,
always knows
to remove spite.
Nice and slow
inner delight,
as she flows
into the night.

Wonders high
like a proud kite,
glow filled eyes
her soul ignites.
Spirit flies,
tales overwrite.
Graceful skies,
faith reunites.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy


Victims of manipulation,
seldom find justification,
sometimes excuse situations,
blaming crossed interpretations.
After close examination,
and in depth evaluation,
they create an explanation
for their blind participation.

If reviewing the foundation
they will notice the formation,
of toxic communication
with no room left for translation.
An immediate separation
may offer clarification,
carrying great orientation
for all future conversations.

Forming new healthy relations
should provide some inspiration,
along with great motivation
for a loving combination.
Life brings gifts of relaxation,
sometimes through rough revelations,
one can reach an elevation
that provides joyful sensations.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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