Transparent shackles
are hard to remove,
issues soon tackle,
life does not improve.

Ambitions on hold
hopes never move far,
unseen slavery,
a permanent scar.

Sprout with intentions,
slither up the spine,
echoed rejections
draw a solid line.

Fear carries with rage
and imprisons minds,
creating a cage
that make eyes go blind.

Current population,
was taught to resist,
the next generation
will learn to persist.

Keys turn as hearts dance,
to vanquish the chains,
provide a real chance
removes stagnant pain.

Indulgence at last
peaceful waters flow
liberate the past,
so future days glow.

Embrace inner light,
allow it to guide,
free steps shine so bright,
where pure love resides.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. This is truly a powerful poem Grace. While breaking the chains of shackles is daunting the other side is bliss.. the road isn’t easy. Love your choice of words and brilliant imagery here! ❣️

  2. A lovely poem, with awesome imagery. Embrace inner light.. well said, Grace β€οΈπŸ’

  3. Transparent shackles and unseen slavery keep many a dream from seeing the light of day. I love the way you show them turning the key…beautifully done, Grace! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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