Hope by Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

Swallow my sadnesslike it is a pill.Exposing my heartI stumble, it spills. Swift hollow dulled pain,consuming my chest.My smile shining bright,inside I need rest. Shadow of my soulhaunts me to the core.The more I receivefurther, I deplore. Wallow in dim pride,a well-disguised ploy.To keep worries far,behave like a toy. Mirrored reflection,intently I stare.See my younger…

Self-Forgiveness by Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

With lowered eyesand a hushed mouth,silence my sighs,while in mid route. Plastered smiles fly,push sorrows down.Happy disguise,covers deep frowns. Frantic inside,loud voices shout,hurt and chastised,in and throughout. Draw breath in tight,knees hit the ground,faith flows up high,angelic sounds. Sweat beads baptize,hopes swirl around,wishes arise,dissolving clouds. Stop to reviseregrets and doubts.Life provides light,that clear and sprout….

Anniversary by Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Inhaling each breath you exhale,knowing our love could never fail.A part of me lives in your eyes,your presence makes my spirit fly. We met each other magically,to change our lives so drastically.Enhanced by our diversity,our love extends eternally. Swimming through life, collecting facts,while gaining proof that pile in stacks.Flying in our own hourglass,forming fond memories…