Second Wind (Published at Spillwords)

To die a bit each passing day,
as ashes drift then fade away.
Colorful hues become pale gray,
a haunting path leads hopes astray.

Choke from the words that scream inside,
suffocates every ounce of pride.
Exposes all her true self hides,
allowing misery to guide.

Gain smiles from all by being fake,
a heart of steel could never break,
yet everyday emotions ache,
knowing her life is a mistake.

Walks to the edge, meets a light flash,
sways side to side as feelings crash,
takes two steps back, old hopes rehash,
sadness and fears thrown in the trash.

Moved far from that hollow old shell,
free from what felt like a cursed spell.
A beaming laugh she carries well,
her sincere stories she now tells.

Grateful to live in her own skin,
each moment helps a mark begin.
Amazed at how perspectives spin,
showing how faith can always win.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

I am so excited to announce that my poem Second Wind is now available at Spillwords Press. I would like to thank Dagmara K., and the whole team at Spillwords for publishing this poem, and for all of their continued support.

I would be so very grateful if you would go here, and like/comment as well. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•

Illiterate

A wise woman I knew,
never could read a book,
she cared for the chickens,
sang and danced as she cooked.


She could make sweet candy,
curdling milk with lime,
adding sugar too,
it tasted sublime.


Building her fine house,
of mortar and bricks,
she mopped it inside,
with a rag and stick.

Not watching a clock,
when predicting time,
instead looked outside,
noticing sunshine.

Quickly sniffing air,
smelled visits from rain,
once or twice saved lives,
curing any pain.


Her eyes could not read,
but her mind could see,
all the kindest hearts,
and the greatest thieves.


Brilliant like no other,
grand ties made us friends,
bonds with no known start,
never see an end.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

“Illiterate” was originally published on January 14, 2021 and published on SpillwordsPress on March 22,2021.

My Poem “Give and Take” Has Been Published at Spillwords

I am so excited to announce that my poem Give and Take is now available at Spillwords Press. I would like to thank Dagmara K., and the whole team at Spillwords for publishing this poem, and for all of their continued support.

I would be so very grateful if you would go here, and like/ comment as well. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•

Give and Take

I come to you with opened arms,
to keep you safe from any harm.
I shield your heart with my heartbeat,
and fill your lungs with air I breathe.
I close my eyes give yours a rest,
then run through time and pass all tests.
I run in place, wait while you crawl,
to keep my pace and catch your falls.

We stay in place to catch our falls,
and always run we never crawl.
We get straight A’s on all our tests,
so we can laugh till we need rest.
We play on earth and watch her breathe,
dance to the sound of her heartbeat.
We are both safe away from harm,
emitting light with opened arms.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

Examine

Queries may expand the mind.
be cautious with,
what you may find.

Privacy deserves respect,
let boundaries,
stand and protect.

Questioning may reveal truths.
Feel what is said,
no need for proof.

Inquiries and answers dance.
Just dare to ask,
replies enhance.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Hey everyone, I am pleased to announce that my Spillwords Press Author of the Month interview has been published today! Click this link if interested in reading https://spillwords.com/interview-qa-with-grace-y-estevez/. Thanks again for all of your well wishes and support. I truly appreciate it .๐Ÿ’•

Above and Beyond

Fling gratitude,
up in the air.
High altitude,
creates a flare.
A magnitude,
beyond compare.
Great amplitude,
to show I care.

So thankful for,
such kind support.
Faith opens doors,
goodwill transports.
Best wishes pour,
till doubts abort.
Light warms my core,
then forms a fort.

Pleased to have found,
loyal backing.
Look all around,
nothing lacking.
Listen to sounds,
of love clapping.
Hearts so profound,
hear wings flapping.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Hey everyone, I am pleased to announce that I have the honor of being the Spillwords Press Author of the Month for March! Thank you so much to everyone at Spillwords and everyone here on WordPress who have supported me through your votes, wishes, and motivation. It has been wonderful being part of this talented community and I am truly grateful for all of your friendship. Viva Poetry! ๐Ÿ’•

Appreciative

So very grateful,
for all of your kind support.
Sincerest thank you.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Hey everyone, I am pleased to announce that I have the honor of being the Spillwords Press Author of the Month for March! Thank you so much to everyone at Spillwords and everyone here on WordPress who have supported me through your votes, wishes, and motivation. It has been wonderful being part of this talented community and I am truly grateful for all of your friendship. Viva Poetry! ๐Ÿ’•

Exciting News

A nomination.
Exhilarating honor.
Thanks so much, Spillwords.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

I am so excited to have been nominated for author of the month by Spillwords Press. It has taken me years to find the courage to publish anything I have written, so you can only imagine what this nomination means to me. If you enjoy my poetry, I would really appreciate it if you could take a moment to vote for me. General Voting will be officially held from 3/26 (Today) – 3/29 (Tuesday) and will be conducted via this page:ย https://spillwords.com/vote/. Thank you so much for all of your support during the past fourteen months. In that time, you have all inspired me to write over 900 poems. I am so grateful to this amazing WordPress community. ๐Ÿ’•

My Poem “Repair” Has Been Published at Spillwords

I am so excited to announce that my poemย Repair is now available atย Spillwords Press. I would like to thank Dagmara K., and the whole team at Spillwords for publishing this poem, and for all of their continued support.

I would be so very grateful if youย would go here, and like/ comment as well. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•

Repair

I can not find a place to grow,
my light has dimmed no longer glows.
I do not fit in anywhere,
my thoughts are mine no room to share.
I keep hitting a concrete wall,
my victories become my fall.
I do not know what will come next,
my mind wonders if I was hexed.

My heart does not believe it’s hexed,
I envision what I want next.
My strength increases after falls,
I know I can climb any wall.
My purest joy comes when I share,
I now feel welcomed anywhere.
My heart and soul carry a glow,
I nurture it and watch it grow.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Here is a list of other poems that have been published on Spillwords Press but have gone unmentioned:
Illiterate (Published March 22, 2021)
Wishes (Published June 21, 2021)
Candle Light (Published August 31, 2021)
Existence (Published November 21, 2021)

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