Confined

If paddling a boat through the darkest tar,
the tar ensures you will not get too far.
Too far to picture a path towards light,
as light will grasp on, resolving all fights
.

Fights no longer yours, yet you did not let go,
let go of the knots that keep you from control.
Controlling steep steps you have chosen to take,
taking what is real, removing the fake.

The fake can be scanned with a fine toothed comb,
combing through tough knots, while clearing wide roads.
Wide roads show views seen indefinitely,
indefinite scenes, lived infinitely
.

Infinite tug of wars between good and bad,
bad thoughts quickly fade, hearing as you command.
Command with your eyes as they disclose all truths,
truth unmasking ego, exposing true you
.


– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Iris

Mauve colored filled dreams
haunt my distant mind,
soothing the pressures
encaged deep inside
.

Lavender flowers
hold lilac bouquets,
tied intricate knot
secures this display
.

Iris enhancements,
perfumed by your hues.
Purple winged angel,
garland made for you
.

Free amethyst thoughts
that shine in the sky,
in my heart you lay,
reading with my eyes
.

Magenta now leads,
with no lie unseen.
At peace with knowing
you live within me
.


– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Reflect

Make me a lighthouse
that brightens all paths.
Make me a beacon,
igniting a flash
.

Fill me with a beam
held within my eyes.
Fill me with wisdom
as my words comprise.

Stars are my siblings,
that twinkle with thoughts.
Shining light brightly,
so nights are adorned.

Mold me like the sun
that gleams everyday.
Mold me like the sea,
with powerful waves.

Leave me as I am,
my soul always clear.
Leave me self assured
with your presence here
.


– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Precious

In a chained metal box
lives a heart made of clear glass
clutching one of gold


– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Bathe

When life takes a turn
and feels a bit bent,
I prepare a bath
made up of intent
.

Warm running water
creates a sound base,
a calmness soon lurks
erasing the chase.

I then add cologne
florida water,
shut both of my eyes
see my grandmother.

Her smile softly says,
make it like a tea,
a mixture of herbs
and relaxing leaves.

She says her goodbyes
to then drift away,
adding my flowers,
submerged I then lay.

All troubles and aches
are lifted at once,
the bath is then drained
anxiety gone
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Empathy

A piece of me,
I share with you.
You come to me,
when I feel blue
.

I sympathize
,
with what you feel.
You feel for me,
so no big deal
.


Your problems bring

me such unrest.
Unrest now lifted
off my chest
.


Clear off my mind
,
from your affect.
Affects now gone,
cure my heart next
.


I cure your heart
,
easing your mind.
Your mind so pure,
a heart so kind
.


You look away
,
leave tearful eyes.
Eyes meet my glance,
then say good bye
.


Compose myself
not looking back.
Your empathy,
keeps me on track
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Neutral

Uplifted to,
another realm.
My soul emerged,
my body fell
.

A journey though
a different place.
A simple scene
no time or space
.

No cold dark nights.
No warm bright days.
Such stable grounds,
in shades of gray
.

What happens here
is always fair.
No feelings of
unjust despair
.

No sticks or stones.
No wrong or right.
An equal zone
of pure delight
.


– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Wishes

Never hold a wish too tight,
let it flow to reach new heights.
If it flies too far from sight,
precise timing was not right.

Keep your goals away from ears,
do not share till it is here,
to prevent another’s fears,
from applauding your failed tears.

Allow wants to have a say,
visualize them on most days,
not too much or they may sway,
be consistent so they stay.

Let hopes happen easily,
do not focus eagerly,
if your heart feels peacefully,
they will appear serenely.

It is fine to set dreams free,
let them fly within the breeze,
like the waves out in the sea,
they return if meant to be
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy


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