Today I will let it all ride,
no rhyme or reason kept inside.
Disgusted by how I see life,
the give and take is a big lie.
Built to just give but never take,
could never dare to expect breaks.
Some acts are sweet but also fake,
with rehearsed scenes for their own sake.
A pain filled heart is hardly heard,
unless some gossip can be stirred.
True love is seen as just absurd,
plastic emotions cover words.

Search deep inside to find the words,
my pity party seems absurd.
Release the pain my thoughts have stirred,
let tears cascade and cries be heard.
Learn to forgive for my own sake,
keep genuine, dismiss the fake.
Do not hold tight once the bonds break,
wishes appear for me to take.
The truth inside could never lie,
so well prepared to live this life.
In touch with how I feel inside,
hold on to light and take a ride.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

My poem Thoughts, was published at Spillwords on November 29, 2022. In light of my recent nomination for Author of the Year by Spillwords Press, I have decided to re-share some of my previously published work. 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, voting will be conducted via this page: Today is the last day for votes. Thank you so much for all of your support during these past two years. In that time, you have all inspired me to write over 1,450 poems. I am so grateful to this amazing WordPress community. πŸ’•

I would also like to thank Dagmara K, and the whole team at Spillwords for the nominations and for publishing my poems/interviews. I truly appreciate their continued support. πŸ’•

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  1. Your beautiful poem makes me think of a butterfly breaking free of its cocoon to fly πŸ’ž πŸ’ž πŸ’ž Lovely, Grace! πŸ’ž

  2. Amazing share, dear Grace. The rhyming is just unbelievable here, it creates such a divine flow! And as always, such a marvelous message behind your beautifully crafted words πŸ€πŸ€—

  3. What a wonderful poem with such truth interwoven into each line. When you are a giver in the way you are, you are bound to get second guessed. I loved this raw emotion and brilliant craftsmanship of you poem Grace. Congratulations and good luck on the nomination! πŸ’žβ£οΈ

    1. Happy you enjoyed it, Cindy. So very true my friend. It’s really nice to know you loved it, this truly means so much to me. Thank you for all of your kind support. I really am super grateful to know you, my friend.πŸ’•

      1. I really did and it’s so relatable to me. You are most welcome and that you for all of yours always. I’m so blessed by your comment and I feel the same way about you❣️

  4. Sometimes, one has to come to terms with one’s own thoughts, feelings, vulnerabilities and faults. I took time for this during yesterday’s morning walk. It clears the mind and leaves a cleaner feeling. Be at peace with yourself.

  5. Search deep inside to find the words…so well worded, Grace! An inspiring poem, as always πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

  6. This poem was so lovely. I have no words to express. “A picture is worth a thousand words, but a memory is priceless.” Poem’s such as yours evoke emotions and memories that are priceless. Thank you. πŸ€—

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