The Thing Is…

The little things that capture life,
snippets of songs, echo all night.
Some words can cut just like a knife,
yet those same words, can bring delight.

The smallest things at times grow big,
if no one ever handles it.
A strong green branch still carries twigs,
light sees the dark, while dark is lit.

The trivial things that haunt a mind,
can bring confusion and great strife.
A good heart may feel so unkind,
swallowing lessons throughout life.

The true things carried deep inside,
joys or sorrows, cause teary eyes.
A lie or truth that tries to hide,
is someday destined to arise.

The best things can come well disguised,
while in a growth test, hearts may cry,
yet that same heart may be surprised,
to learn it is prepared to fly.

The mistakes that at times feel right,
allow laughter to glow its shine,
so that the dull can become bright,
opposites dance until entwined.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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    1. Dear Grace Y. Estevez,

      This is my second attempt at submitting this comment, as I am unsure as to whether my previous comment has gone through.

      I concur with Ken, your most recent commenter here, about the truthfulness contained in your poetry. What a lovely and thoughtful poem you have composed here for us this time! Thank you.

      I am impressed and really like your rhyming poetry, in which you have excelled. Personally, I do prefer a poem to rhyme all the way or to rhyme consistently, unless there are compelling or specific reasons not to do so. Since I have been composing mainly rhyming poems, often with end rhymes, internal rhymes, alliterations, assonances, consonances, sibilances as well as rhythmic devices, syllabic schemes, musical patterns, and other subtle or overt features, I naturally notice and gravitate to such features. Hence, I have many good reasons to like your poems, including this one entitled “The Thing Isโ€ฆ“. Well done!

      Moreover, there is a fair amount of maturity of thoughts in your posts, including this one. Having studied your current poem in detail, I can sense its contemplative quality, which may be used to reflect on our life trajectories and to conduct reflexive examinations of our own habitus and propensities.

      Wishing both of you a wonderfully productive weekend doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most!

      Happy June to you! May your days and nights in June be even more satisfying!

      1. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful response. This really means a lot to me. I do enjoy using rhymes and most of my inspiration comes in that format. I’m glad that you studied the poem’s details because all of my poetry is intentionally done to share lessons that I have learned, with the hope that others will be able to relate and be touched at a time when they need it. Truly appreciate it .๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

  1. The trivial, the small things… are all a matter of perception. Who knows what may be important? The butterfly flapping its wings will prove hugely important if it contributes to a storm through the miles and the days. And the ugly may be beauty in the eyes of one who take time to look, whilst a little beauty may change the world.

  2. The last two lines of the first stanza stand out for me. Words have that power. This is one more beautiful piece of poetry, Grace ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’–

  3. This is the most beautiful poem I have ever read. It actually made me cry. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing your gift and for your inspiration

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