Forever Love

A precious dove fell deep in love,
with a fierce hawk flying above.
One day they met, a friendship set,
their heartbeats formed a great duet.

The pretty dove often felt plain,
uninteresting, and so mundane,
Until the hawk erased all lines,
gave her his heart for Valentines .

They spent this day under sun rays,
laughed as they played til skies turned grey.
Decided to follow their hearts,
then vowed to never be apart.

Some differences soon came to light,
the dove felt dull, no longer bright.
Her flight not high, lacked sharp hawk eyes,
inside her worth had slowly died.

Loud silence made him feel uptight,
hawk knew that something was not right.
He went for flights, promptly each night,
searching for ways to make dove bright.

A new idea soon came to him,
to find out why his dove turned dim.
Exposed his soul so she could see,
how his fondness will always be.

She soon explained what she believed,
he smiled at her feeling relieved.
“Our differences excite our days,
enhance in many distinct ways.”

The couple soon went back to peace,
as everyday their love increased.
Though not the same, they were twin flames,
eternal love they both proclaimed.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Love is

Love is like a small speck,
of light in a puffed cloud,
awakens faith’s affects,
with a pure silent vow.
A paused drop of clear peace,
that casually falls,
distant bells in the breeze,
that answer unheard calls.

Love will move deep inside,
and make hearts yearn for more,
intrusive event ride,
that clutches at the core.
It lifts spirits up high,
until joy floats around,
to abruptly stops dry,
so all hopes hit the ground.

Love hurts and also burns,
flows lava through frail veins,
as false illusions churn,
deceit laughs at the pain.
It flutters so quickly,
to reach destiny’s edge,
then brings hearts back swiftly,
with an unspoken pledge.

Love is a lit ember,
that flickers and fades,
Drizzles chills and tremors,
melts into a tough stain.
Senses create fires,
that dissolve ingrained wit,
yet all drown in desires
to return back to it.

Love is infinite light,
felt inside of the chest,
a soft touch that feels bright,
and can pass any test.
It’s the “maybe in time”,
that chases every goal,
preservation and climb,
that sprouts within each soul.

Love is felt through insight,
and at times can be seen,
it’s the dark and the light,
and the gray in between.
Eternally travels,
throughout the universe,
it lands and unravels,
to cure earth’s dire thirst.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Twin Flames

Torn into two
Welded above
Infinite view
Nurturing love

Forever pure
Loyalty glows
A perfect cure
Miracles show
Essence allures
Sewn spirits flow

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary on October 1. When I found this October challenge dedicated to a loved one, I just knew I had to join. I decided not to use his name but opted to use the words that symbolize us instead. Thank you for reading.đź’•

Word count: 23

Written in response to Rebecca’s October poetry challenge

Our Anniversary

So grateful for another year,
of having pure love ever near,
of laughing till our eyes shed tears,
and honesty without the fear.

You make darkness shimmer with light,
erase the past, future feels bright,
erase mistakes with wise insight,
form happiness gifting delight.

Am thankful that we are both here,
to walk this path, loyal and clear,
to cherish what either finds dear,
transparency always sincere.

Forever my heart flutters high,
divine and graceful butterfly,
divine love travels past the sky,
infinite souls shine intertwined.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Chance Encounter

I watched her from afar,
her hair was made of gold,
it shined like a bright star,
and stole my hearts control.

He watched me from afar,
my hair was such a mess.
I tried to hide my scars,
strolled though I needed rest.

I fell under her spell,
her essence left a mark.
Much more than a fine shell,
she held an inner spark.

I felt so insecure,
by what his eyes must see.
Tried hard to feel assured,
let go and “Let it be.”

At last, I took a step,
guided by destiny.
Hoping she could be swept,
by my pure honesty.

My heartbeat seemed to grow,
as he slowly came near.
But with the first hello,
our souls traversed through years.

Flooded by memories,
of times that had stood still.
Skipping through reveries,
and climbing steep dark hills.

While holding a tight stare,
all else soon disappeared.
Nothing was ever there,
everything started here.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy


Inhaling each breath you exhale,
knowing our love could never fail.
A part of me lives in your eyes,
your presence makes my spirit fly.

We met each other magically,
to change our lives so drastically.
Enhanced by our diversity,
our love extends eternally.

Swimming through life, collecting facts,
while gaining proof that pile in stacks.
Flying in our own hourglass,
forming fond memories as they pass.

Feeling you there all day and night
allows me to shine a bright light.
My constant person, through all time,
a best friend, spouse, partner in crime.

Another anniversary
brings warm and happy melodies.
A perfect love, our hearts combined,
we walk through time, our hands entwined.

Our bond, difficult to describe,
a cure for love that god prescribed.
Euphoric bliss, stronger each day,
enhancing life in every way.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Second chance

I get confused, sometimes lost,
mixed feelings anchored inside.
Negative frequently tossed,
positive most often hides.

Emotions make me afraid
of all I hide deep within.
Cutting swift, like razor blades,
exposing my self-claimed sins.

Feels so nice to be on earth,
after escaping pure hell.
Also sweet to refind love
after hope tumbled and fell.

Sang a song opened ears heard,
lit the sky, moon, and the stars.
Flew so high, became a bird,
landed swiftly with great charm.

Life became sweet and sincere,
fed on love so pure and true.
Beautiful when visions clear,
since my eyes untangled views.

If fear ever comes for me
I will conquer it again.
Holding ease, embracing peace
inner light grows to extend.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

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