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Free Flow Friday

I knew you were following me but the mysterious enigma of my day

was every time I turned around you were not there.

But every time I looked at the wall beside me there your shadow was and

as I picked up my pace that today.

Nothing I did got me away from you and the chase continued even as I begun to panic

you were there running along side of me even when there was nothing to cased a shadow.

You were there and as I finally got home and was inside, I saw no more of you that night

until I went to bed and turned off the light and there on my ceiling you were the shadow that hunts me.

Day and night and no matter where I go you are there along side my shadow as if you have found a friend in me.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes




Free Flow Friday

With Laura its been a long time since I did this but I’m excited to do this prompt



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I surrender to the unknown for I don’t want to keep looking over my shoulder out of fear that it’s all going to go down hill soon.

I want to embrace my fears and take risks with a smile on my face and I don’t want to stop living life to it’s fullest because tomorrow may not be promised to me.

I won’t let anything hold me back and so each day I’m leaving it all on the floor for if I dont surrender myself to it all today what if tomorrow doesn’t come and I don’t want to ever regret not telling you the truth.

So accept what I have to say for at the end of the day things could end great or they could just end.

I want to know that I surrendered it all and left it all behind as I follow God to a higher place.

I want to know that I wrote my heart out and that every word that came out of my mind was received and helped in ways that are known and unknown to me.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes


I’m surrendering to…..



looked at me as if  I was tattered pages in an old book and, you wanted nothing to do with me now that I had aged.

You didn’t see the value in the years of wisdom and knowledge  I had gained, for you were to interested in the newer things in life.

You didn’t see the value in old things when the younger versions are so more youthful and the updates are fast and functional.

But, when something happens and you just can’t seem to fix the problem that came up.

For you never seemed to read the direction for new things are easier to figure out now days.

So you look around until you find me and you learn to appreciate my tattered pages and hope I stick around long enough for you to learn something one of these days.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Free flow friday’s: Tattered



Was the moment I knew I had to leave behind the dead wood in my life.

And focus on the new plants growing and becoming more aware of everything.

I was so relieved to let go of the vines holding me back and to branch out.

In to a new direction that felt right and no matter where you go I’m always in your heart.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes




I can’t look

One eye open one eye shut as the scary part of the movie begins.

The scary sounds are so loud that you jump when something happens.

As you build up the courage to look with your hands still covering your face just in case something frightening happens again.

In the darkness of the movie theater no one sees you so afraid and you relax as the guy runs away from the evil cruel woman.

As the movie plays on you begin  to think what if that could happen  in real life and you start to not want to sleep for you fear it will get you.

So you sleep with one eye open and one eye closed and hope you can get through the night without the things on the movie scene haunting you.

But, that doesn’t workout and you fall asleep with both eyes close and nothing happens but a good might of sleep.

For some movies don’t all become true.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Free Flow Fridays: One-eye-open-eye-shut


Being invisible

is just another day for me

no one looks at me.

No one calls or text

I float though life-like a ghost.

I smile at you and you look right through me

and the moment of finally getting noticed is over.

I try to stand so tall and strong as everyone pushes past me

and when they bump into me they have this look of surprise on their face

like touching me is the only way they see me standing or walking there.

I say sorry because maybe it was my fault too and they just blinked and walked on.

How did I become so invisible that no one seems to see me or maybe they don’t want to and so I wonder what is so unworthy of me that  I just became invisible to them all.

It’s like one day I was there surrounded by many and apart of the crowd now I’m surrounded by many and every single person ignores me that I’m there and, so I am the girl in a visible world but invisible to them all with no hope of reappearing again.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Free Flow Friday: Invisible


Fear Be gone!

I won’t wait around waiting for you to freeze me up.

Limiting me to do the things I might want to try but like a deer in headlights, I can’t move or go on.

Then you come along and said  take my hand and let’s do it together.

So as time goes on I can face my fears knowing your always looking down on me, pushing me to do more.

And to not let my fears get the best of me for life is short and the end sometimes comes out of nowhere.

So fear be gone, you don’t have control over me anymore!


Written By: Deirdre Stokes


My take on the reality of fear