up in a space where all my happiness is locked behind another door and all the creativity is locked behind another door.

This space I am is nothing but dark and the answers to when will everything great come back is just echoing around me but there is no hope I’ll get the answer soon.

My words are gone and maybe they will be forgotten too because I can’t seem to get out of this place.

I want to fight to get to the place that the sun will shine down on me and I will be at peace but, sometimes all the good has to go way and I have to sit in the dark to realize all that I stand for.

Because, I am something worth fighting for and even though things are not looking up that is not a reason to give up.

The step that I am on now is rest and to stop over giving what you do not have left to give.

I am on empty and there is not much more I can offer out to those who have taken it all because no one else is as willing or able to give so much.

I am not moving forward at the moment for I am resting and I am centering myself back to who I was before and maybe I will have become so much more when this process is done and over.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes




I know

this is not the plan we had in mind but, let’s not let these little bumps in the night.

Push us away from our dreams for we know better days are coming.

The peace on your face as I watch you sleep is how I want to see you everyday but, I know things get thrown at us even when we don’t expect it.

I know your day will be long and hard and so I know just a little act of love with cheer you up.

I know that those things sometimes shake you up and sometimes you can’t just let them go.

But, I’m here so you can talk them out and let them go and let me carry you when you get too weak.




Written By: Deirdre Stokes



My heart

Three Line Tales, Week 125

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You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.


I let it float up high in the sky that night in the hopes that this love would last for a long time.

I knew this night would be so romantic and sweet for you and me and I would treasure it with all the other happy memories.

Your smile was so bright and lovely that night, I’ll never forget how happy you looked.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes


My heart!



I wonder

if you remember me to this day like you said you would and if I still flash in your mind from time to time.

Do the memories of me bring on sadness and regret or just the joy we experience in the time we knew each other.

I know the memories come and go only when my mind has the time to slow down from the busy life that I am living.

Only in these times when my mind sees something that used to be apart of our daily routine than to I think of you.

The past that only pops up when the stress is fading away and some of the better moments in my life comes back to me and always puts a smile on my face.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes




up is the pressure and as it rises up inside of me I don’t know if the frustration will come out slowly or fast and quick like lightning.

And  the amount of damage that will be done just seem like I won’t have any control over it.

I just have to let it out now and just breathe through it because this one is going to be rough and really hard on me but, I know that I will get through it.

Long days and long nights when do I rest and not stress over things that I have no control over, do I continue to care or do I just let it all go because I can’t carry them and myself through this chaos.

Everything blends into each other that I can’t remember what happened the day before or the day after.

When it’s all said and done will the balance be restored or will this bridge be completely burned at the end of this story.

Will this be an experience that will haunt me for the rest of my life?


Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Going in the right direction!

100 Word Wednesday: Week 76

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I don’t think I’m going in the right direction and I’m fighting to get through the mess that is surrounding me right now. 

I want to break free from it just to really catch my breath and to feel the sun on my face for more than just a few moments. 

If I hadn’t looked up that day maybe I would still be in the same space I was in and right now I just feel like things are slowly picking up even on my darkness days. 




Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Going in the right direction!


I don’t

know how to play it cool when it comes to you.

I try my best to not let things bother me when it comes to you.

But, I find it hard to just let things be when you’re so important to me that just letting things fade away.

Truly is saddening to me and yet that is how things are now.

I used to try harder to get your attention but, now I’m too tired to put in the effort I used to.

So here I stand watching what was once one of my favorite things to do just fade away like another day on this earth.

I know that I won’t forget you but, I can’t say the same for you.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes