Turn it Around

Tied and bound,
not too late.
Look around,
can not wait.
Sorrows drowned,
skip to fate.
Wear a crown,
life is great.

Make a mark,
to inspire.
Find a spark,
start the fire.
Light up dark,
gain desires.
Then embark,
to aspire.

Opened eyes,
wisdom shown.
Thoughts arise,
lessons owned.
Strength defies,
what is known.
Goals set high,
wishes blown.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. Grace,

    I have been struggling for some time. I haven’t wanted to be here for a good while now. Your poem reminded me of why I need to stay. Your words ignited a vision. I will die one day. You will die one day. We all will. You write so beautifully and with such clarity and power. I have spent so much time wrapped up in nihilism, wishing for the end, mired in darkness I stopped seeing the light. While you produce work such as this, I know I have to stick around. Your words illuminate the page.

    Thank you.

    1. Jonathan, Thank you. Thank you so much for opening up and sharing with me. You could never imagine how much this means to me. I am so happy to hear that my poems have such an affect on you. I am so sorry that you have had to endure such difficult emotions but there is always a light, though at times it may be hard to see.
      The duality in this is the fact that you have been touched by my writing and my writing is being touched by you. This message truly inspires me to keep writing. Thanks again.πŸ’•

  2. Yes! Beautifully said, Grace! It reminds me of a short, humorous poem I once came across, “I was once addicted to the hokey-pokey, but I turned myself around.”

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