Thoughts (Published at Spillwords)

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

I am so excited to announce that my poemΒ Thoughts is now available atΒ Spillwords Press. I would like to thank Dagmara K., and the whole team at Spillwords for publishing this poem, and for all of their continued support.

I would be so very grateful if youΒ would go here, and like/comment as well. Thank you! πŸ’•

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  1. Grace a fabulous piece! A fresh and honest expose of the human heart, my friend.
    Your Ines say it all for me:
    “True love is seen as just absurd,
    plastic emotions cover words”
    – deep!!

  2. This line really stood out to me: “Learn to forgive for my own sake…” It’s so difficult to forgive sometimes, even decades after the trauma occurred, but when we figure out forgiveness is for the purpose of our own healing, it becomes a little easier. Your poetry is vibrant and truthful and always hits the mark. Congrats on having this one published at Spillwords, Grace. Well deserved! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so very much, Mike. Yes, forgiveness is so difficult, but it sets us free in the long run. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed it my friend. Truly appreciate you and all of your kind support. Thanks again.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

  3. A beautiful poem indeed, Grace! These lines stood out for me-
    A pain filled heart is hardly heard,
    unless some gossip can be stirred.
    Well deserved publication! Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’–

  4. Well, it’s an exciting poem…we can relate and then you thrill us in the end with inspiration!! Congratulations 🎊 on the publishing at Spillwords

  5. Such sage advice wrapped in your powerful words, Grace! This line, “Do not hold tight once the bonds break” is especially relevant for me…letting go of what was or what was supposed to be has been a lifelong struggle. Beautifully written! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

  6. Wooow! Such a lovely poem, how did i even missed reading it earlier. I really loved those lines
    “True love is seen as just absurd,
    Plastic emotions cover words”
    It very deep, actually all your poems always have a deep meaning. πŸ˜ŒπŸ’—

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