Maybe today

isn’t my day as the words mix all together and nothing seems clear.

Maybe if I want to I could blame daylight saving and say I didn’t get enough sleep.

But maybe that would just be excuse or a lie and maybe today just wasn’t my day.

And sometimes that happens when the day is bright and shiny and then it just dooms down and you want to see some light and joy for a moment again.

Did I laugh and smile too much that it physically drained me into being the thing I am right now.

Which is just tired and achy that I welcome sleep with open arms and want to be wrapped in its warmth until it’s time for me to wake up.

I need to sleep for a while and when I ready I will come out and be so refreshed like a butterfly out of its cocoon.

And it will last for days for nothing in this world will be too much for me because it will be so new and different.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Daily Prompt: Scent

You smell like fresh flowers on a nice day

You seem so confident as you walk around today.

You smile so brightly that nothing seems able to darken your day.

You move with so much grace, blessing every one with your scent as you greet them all this morning.

Their  smiles don’t seem to fade even when your gone.

There worries aren’t as big as they seem after talking to you.

The hope that is inside of them is  beginning to grow again.

Life for them becomes lighter and they can truly breathe again.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt: Scent



As the words left my mind and got to you

I felt free and at peace but a little nervous.

But, now I feel like vines have started to grow and a wall is coming up.

Letting no light in and all around me is darkness.

The garden that was my safe haven is now all dead and freeze.

As the snow falls down all around me until I’m buried.

Will spring come and melt my troubles away or will I always be this way.

Cold with no care in the world as everything slowly passes me by.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Daily Prompt: Replacement

We replace the things that are broken and

too damaged to repair.

And we replace them with new things that are faster and better.

But, do we do the same thing with people in our life too, when they act up do we replace them with people we can control.

Am I replaceable and have I already been replaced as I look around and realize I’m all alone now.



Written By:Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt: Replacement



Your heart to me

Don’t fear that I won’t break it

just take this chance with me.

Trust me that I will do all that is in my power to protect you and your heart.

You see your so precious to me that I can’t stop loving you.

No matter how many times you push me away, I won’t stop loving you and catching you.

The world is pushing you around like twister picking you up and around you go until you fall to the ground broken.

But, you see with me the storm can’t touch you so please just take my hand and hold on tight.

For the ride I’m taking you on will be bumpy but, when you finally trust in me it will smooth out.

And it will end with our hearts filled to the max and you will always feel safe with me.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes








Daily Prompt: Yellow

Yellow the color of your shirt

Is all I notice across the room.

As you leaned against the wall trying to act like you don’t want to be noticed.

But I can’t take my eyes off of you as you start to look around.

I start to wonder will you ever notice me in this crowd of people.

I barely know more than ten of them and all I want to do is know you.

For your far the most interesting thing I’ve seen in a long time.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt: Yellow



don’t want to lose myself in you but as I stand here in this doorway

I don’t want to be alone anymore and I don’t want to waste anymore time when it comes to you.

I know that the timing can’t be the best but I’ve just don’t want to think about it anymore, because I’m not afraid anymore.

I just want to risk it all and stand in front of you as the only person that won’t leave you when it gets tough and to not turn on you when your being a real jerk.

I want to let all my words wash over you and save you and see the man I know you can be and for you to walk with your head up high and be a real badass for you know who you are and what you are capable of doing.

I don’t you to doubt yourself for one more second, for I know that your good with a lot of darkness but it doesn’t make you less worthy of the love I’m willing to offer you now and forever.

But, only time will tell if I will wake up and get off my feet and go to you and tell you the truth because over time these feelings go away when I push them down only for them to come back stronger than  before.

I don’t know what more I can do to stay away, when it’s just making me miserable and tired as I run myself in circles about what if this turns out great.

Or what if this ruins everything or it changes nothing and then what do I do with these feelings on my own.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes