You tried so hard to steal my smile,
you thought your words could push me down,
but my light runs infinite miles,
resisting any urge to frown.

Instead, those words have helped me grow,
proving you wrong, enforced my goal.
They spread around my inner glow,
balanced me out, making me whole.

I became all I wished to see,
removed my shell, set my soul free,
vanquished old insecurities,
accepting every piece of me.

This new me knows just how to live,
when to refrain and when to give,
how to destroy all negatives,
by basking in the positives.

The me I formed is quite secure,
and finally feels self assured.
Holds confident abilities,
delivering stability.

I want to thank you for your role,
in helping me achieve control.
I learned to let opinions roll,
so they never affect my soul.

– Grace Y. Estevez- Reddy

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  1. My dear Grace, I love this post in so many ways! It is deeply divine and the reflection is beautifully perceived. I truly relate to this and that last stanza perfectly describes the thoughts I always come back to. Really appreciate this gem, such an inspiring message πŸ–€πŸ€—

  2. A comforting balm to soothe life’s hurt. What a powerful voice! How satisfying to create the strength it takes to transform oneself into something stronger. Splendid work.

  3. Powerful poem dear Grace. Especially these lines ❀

    I want to thank you for your role,
    in helping me achieve control.
    I learned to let opinions roll,
    so they never affect my soul.

  4. I loved the positivity. No bitterness despite hurt. That’s the way. Learn a lesson or two and move on. So nicely done, GraceπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œβ€οΈ

  5. Woww!! Dear grace, you’re a gem..! You’re an incredible soul..! This is a masterpiece..! I truly loved it very much..!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ€—

      1. Oh my sweet grace, it’s so MARVELLOUS to hear from you dear..! It’s absolutely my pleasure..! Much love to you too..!πŸ’•πŸ’•

  6. Giving and allowance are different thing, I can give you but won’t allow you to take it, you can hurt me but can’t break me, amazing β™₯️

  7. hat off❣✨
    your poem led me instantly to an awesome quote signed by Yao Xiao

    [Thank you for waiting for me] it’s better than [I’m sorry I’m late.]
    [Thank you for understanding me] is better than [I’m sorry if it doesn’t make sense what I’m saying.]
    [Thank you for wanting to spend time with me] is better than [I’m sorry if I’m boring.]
    [Thank you for listening to me] is better than [I’m sorry if I strayed from the subject.]
    [Thank you for trusting me is better than [I’m sorry I let you down.]
    If you want to say [Thank you,] don’t say [I’m sorry.]

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