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



Two of a kind

Three Line Tales, Week 124


photo by Luis Alfonso Orellana via Unsplash


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.


Even though we are so close my unique style always set me apart when it comes to you, my  bright colors always made me be the first one they pick and you always second.

You didn’t care for how bright I was for with all that I had going on the outside you felt there is was something I was hiding in the inside and you just needed to know.

Even though we were different and people pick me most of the time you know how I feel towards you and that’s, that we are still there for each other in the end for I care for you my friend.




Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Two of a kind



jd-weiher-48992-unsplashPhoto by JD Weiher on Unsplash

light up my life in a way no else has ever been able to do before.

The light that comes from you doesn’t just touch me but can touch everyone around us.

I’ve seen how when you walk into a room how you light up everyone’s mood and everyone is always wanted to be near you.

Your voice is so welcoming that little kids always stand next to you and listen when you have something to say.

I know I always enjoy the time we share together, there’s never a dark moment when your around.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Do I

belong here or should I run for the door and not deal with this anymore.

I want to run and not stay like I always do because I just need a break from the usual things I settle for.

I don’t think I can continue to be that girl you used to know because so much has happened that I don’t even know who that girl used to be.

I’m standing still and time is just passing me by and I just can’t seem to be able to break this spell that I’m stuck in.

There is no place I rather not be more than I don’t want to be here, I start to shut down just thinking about this place.

Has me going back inside my shell that protects me from all the stuff being thrown my way and at first I tried to juggle it all but, now its all falling apart.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes




The Colors


Of my life have me feeling so unsettled about everything.

I’m working too hard for nothing but my own pain and sorrow.

So tired are the bones in my body that they ache now and tomorrow.

The work is not done now but, will continue tomorrow, and that’s why I’m not looking forward to what will be waiting for me.

I’m broken and tired and yet I have no  care in the world.

I’m snapping and feeling more on the edge as the day goes by.

Then there is a break and the colors of my life change to calm and relax.

And I finally feel like myself and the overwhelming feeling of stress goes away leaving me feeling better and peaceful.

I lay back and soak up all this good energy and hope like hell it keeps me safe until the colors of my life hit the line of panic in  full force next time.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes




moments keep flooding me like unwanted calls from spammers.

I keep trying to do my best what when do I decide enough is enough.

When does my happiness outweigh my loyalty

I want to break free so bad that everyday its harder to get up and do what I don’t want to do.

I want to fight back and just stay enough is enough and I don’t feel bad if you struggle because I’ve already did all the work.

No excuses will come from me and the truth is I’m done caring and I’m done protecting you when you don’t protect me in the end.

It’s a one sided lie and I’m tired of living this way and I know you won’t understand because your cold hearted and I’ve seen your true colors and I’m done so goodbye and yes I won’t miss you at all.

You will wiped clean from my memories like a virus and I will truly smile and get through my day without wondering why your still here in the first place.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes



I know

you need me the most but, when do I get to rest and not feel so tired and empty.

Do I get to feel like the breeze is blowing towards me with such a nice pace instead of high winds that are always trying to knock me down.

Do I truly know you because you want to put me in a box and hope that box will keep me happy.

I haven’t wanted to get out of this box so badly before this day and I know the lord will bless me in the right direction.

For I must struggle to get the place I’m meant to be and there is nothing holding me back right now not even myself.




Written By: Deirdre Stokes