Unlovable

It is easy to love those seen as good,
always understood,
one shared neighborhood.
Not so simple for those perceived as bad,
hard to understand,
alone they must stand.

Try to find a way to walk in their shoes,
break all old abuse,
provide better views.
What if life was changed? What if they were you?
pray that help comes through,
not knowing from who.

Stand within warm light, surrounded by dark,
recognize the sparks,
being kind leaves marks.
Traced smile on their face, throw some joy their way,
watch as old fears sway,
to fly far away.

Anger soon subsides so pure hearts can guide,
love will challenge pride,
clear paths offer rides.
Forgiveness leads fate, release worn mistakes,
bright days lead to fate,
kindness can cure hate.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Originally Published on March 01, 2021

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  1. β€œBeing kind leaves marks” – soooo true!!! Beautifully written, dear Grace. I love the flow here. Your words always carry such wisdom and grace, truly 🀍

  2. Simply WOW Grace!
    EVERY line resonates on such a personal level. I also enjoy how each stanza seemingly transitions through different phases of life….
    or at least that was my take away πŸ₯°. Yet another masterpiece!

  3. What a thought…”What if life was changed? What if they were you?” Can you imagine what the world would be like if we thought this with every interaction with another?
    Beautifully, eloquently done, Grace…very heartfelt! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

  4. Awesome poem! I can relate. It is often so very hard to put oneself in another’s shoes. Either side is always scared of the other may think. So well reflected, and the best solution provided-kindness! Truly beautiful!

  5. I love the truth and simplicity in this poem of yours, Grace! I truly appreciate your thoughts. Well done πŸ‘πŸ’–

  6. I don’t come from a “good” family, I married into a “good family” the difference was one was better at hiding their dysfunction than the other. πŸ™‚

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