Moving Forward


A little boy, made to shine shoes.
A little girl, singing the blues
.
Both neglected and both abused,
without a choice but to be used
.

Finding each other in sunlight,
forced to depart before the night
.
Not giving up, or losing hope,
with every day learning to cope
.

Enhanced each other, gaining strength,
providing love through any length
.
They worked and sang, purely for tips,
escaped their lives, taking a trip
.

So far away, they started new,
a unique world made to feel true
.
Realizing thoughts can form their tale,
empowering sword helped them prevail
.

Dying to all, yet still alive,
through chaos storms, they still survived
.
Forgiving those they left behind,
not looking back, now redefined
.

The life they left had made them strong.
Why should they concentrate on wrongs?
Instead, they killed all resentments,
made to forgive, not to ferment
.

Focused on goals and future plans,
the kindest hearts lending their hands.
Blessed as their gains always expand,
knowing their dreams fall where they land
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Inner love

A lonely dove
looking for love,
took a short break
for her own sake
.

She looked inside
and found some pride,
feeling a shove
she flew above.


She felt awake
finding a lake,
her wings were wide,
oh, what a ride!


She saw her form
and felt so warm,
her glide was fast
in love at last.


Attention came,
found her twin flame,
flew by her side
their hearts now tied.


She did not ask
but found her task,
true love within
always brings wins
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Reveal

I jumped through hoops,
and skinned my knees,
in hopes that you
would notice me
.

Erased my thoughts,
always agreed,
and prayed that you
would care for me.


I changed my style
and how I speak,
hoping that you
start loving me.


You then approved,
and filled with glee,
not knowing you
did not know me.


Until one day,
I set you free,
returning back
to find true me.


On that same day,
I let you see,
the shine that glowed
inside real me.


We then embraced,
our destiny,
and formed a life
for you and me.


Acceptance for
being unique,
allowed us both
to be happy
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Yum

A mother’s pure love
feels warm and sunny,
secure and yummy
sweeter than honey
.

Butterfly kisses
that land on my head,
melts my hungry heart,
like freshly baked bread.

Lights up my senses
my heart starts to fly,
sweetening my mind,
like warm apple pie.


Forget old troubles,
forgive all mistakes,
enjoy your embrace
slice of homemade cake.


Affection consumed,
fills me up inside,
the love you provide
keeps me satisfied
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Crash

When ocean waves
speak with the breeze,
they sing their words

while dancing free.

Breeze leads the wave

on floors of sand,
the deepest dip

forces command.

Waves full of love

slip just to crash.
Entangling moves

that form a splash.

All day and night
an endless show,
swaying to tunes,
as the wind blows.

Pleasant to watch,
seated offshore.
Always sublime
longing for more.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Stare

Your eyes shout loud, with silent words,
making all logic seem absurd,
your clear message I have now heard.
fluttering by, like a sweet bird
.

Your eyes wear hidden, unseen smiles,
a mesmerizing, aloof style.
Lost hopes and thoughts create a pile,
I analyze you for a while.

Your eyes both carry a still dance,
guiding me swiftly into a trance,
forcing my will to take a chance,
I slip and fall hitting romance
.

Your eyes then make me feel at ease,
their light and wisdom turn my key,
angel wings unfold, expand free,
feathery dance within the breeze.

Your eyes give me my full control,
help me escape out of this mold,
feeling complete, finally whole,
soft lullabies play from our soul
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Invite

Enter your dance,
a hidden trance.
Burn through my stance,
forming romance
.

A touch so deep
instantly seeps.
A flying leap,
finally reap
.

Peels through my skin,
I have no sin.
At last, I win,
a first-place pin.


No longer wrong,
always belong.
Love soaring strong,
sings a soft song.


The hidden clues
that led to you,
led to me too,
making us true
.

Unfold your wings
as my heart swings,
to you, I cling
as one we fling
.

– Grace Y.Estevez

Complete

Entwined in what I feel for you.
eyes swollen shut, forbidden fruit.

Expand the thoughts that you withdrew,
I know you well, feel your heart too
.

What should I do? no sign or cue,
go separate ways to live as two
?

If not this life then life turns blue,
swallow this thought as the main clue.


A painted frame, shiny and new.
we did not stall, instead, we grew.


Entangled wings with which we flew,
connections make emotions brew.


Filling our eyes with pretty views,
Strongest of bonds, adhesive glue.


Looked in your eye, instantly knew
forever mine, feeling so true
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Cord

With your first breath,
you made me proud,
clutching my heart,
making it pound
.

You suckled your thumb,
I touched your ears.
Thanking above,
that you are here.

A toothless smile,
you wore all day.
Our world an isle,
embraced we swayed.

While teaching you,
I taught myself.
As candles blew,
we both excelled.

We both grew up,
reflective eyes.
We conquered humps
and always tried.

Still to this day,
pride makes me cry,
I release delays,
so you can fly
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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