Left behind



Image Credit Mert Guller

Like the rat trying to drink some left over Starbucks drink, I’m just trying to survive and not keep struggling with the same things going on in my life.

I’m just looking for an option that will set me free from the things that I’ve been running from lately.

I am standing on top of all the things that didn’t work out and all the people who tried to tear me down, and I am finally free from the stress and the struggle that has been in my way.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Left behind!


How did

you know that I was worthy of your love, your friendship and your time, when I don’t feel like I deserve all the attention you give me.

I’m just trying to survive in this world and not think too much about a future for I don’t know what will become of me.

I want to do so much but, lately I feel so lost and not sure the place I’m heading to is the right destination for me.

I want to find my way so badly lately but, I just don’t seem to have the strength to explore the many options in front of me.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes



I’m sorry

that I wasn’t worthy of your time 

and that even though I was always around I wasn’t counted as someone who was there for you during the tough times in your life.

I wonder now why I felt like I let you down when I was there fighting to keep you safe even when you didn’t think you deserved to be saved. 

You were apart of my growth as I found myself and in the end you just didn’t seem to care about all that we had done together to make it out of the darkness of our lives. 

I helped keep you up when you couldn’t walk and go through the light for you knew all that you had done was not hidden away but out front where everyone could see. 

I stood there handing your hand and comforting you so that there was not a moment that you felt alone and heart-broken. 

Your pain was my pain and now it’s like, I was invisible the whole time and every moment that I experienced was not true as you removed me from your life. 

You said I was  there but what I did was not enough and the one’s that were around only on your good days were the ones you choose over me and the day I walked away. 

I felt so bad for you for when you expected them to be there for you and the one’s that would try for a while will eventually leave too and when you realize  I’m gone.

I won’t come back even if you beg for my forgiveness, for I will forgive but I will move on for I feel like once you’ve burned me the possibility of you ever been trusted again is just out of the question.

For I will always  know what you did and that in the end tells me it’s time to just let you go for good. 




Written By: Deirdre Stokes




Daily Prompt: Sludge

The rain poured down outside all day long and as it stopped before she left for work

she didn’t think much about how wet it was for she just needed to get to work on time and not get wet along the way.

Or how so she thought but, as she took a couple of steps away from her home and was starting to be on her way to work.

She slipped on a big spot of mud and rude everything she thought she be wearing on the way to meeting someone before work.

Turned out in the end of being washed and for her to dress up with only five minutes to leave before she becomes super late and everything she worked hard on will all workout in the end.

Usually mud doesn’t matter her and for the first smile and the first picture of a baby smiling was sometime times an act of cuteness but to Morgan it feels like a win or negotiation.




Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt: Sludge


The Truth

is I’m trying to be okay with the change that is coming but, I too have my limits and lately it’s like I’m at them and yet I still want to keep going and not give up.

But, I’m aching and the relieve that I am looking for its not happening fast enough for me.

So as time goes on I am pretending to be  happy and just completely not thinking about the things  that do make me happy  for I can’t run now, not when things are working out right now.

The present is laying out the path for the future but sometimes the desire to know too much before the time is meant to be does more harm than help.

The results when sweet are nice but when ugly it stings and seems to stay with you forever even though you know what you are capable of now.

Nothing can stand in your way as you make it on that stage and smile because you have come such a long way.

I’ve been running from the things that I have no answer too, just to end up showing the truth and living in that light that you have given us so that we can be equip with the things that we may need when that day comes my lord.




Written By: Deirdre Stokes



How much

more can one take before one’s mind just gives up and demands some rest

So much going on that you don’t know what to think next or what to do next.

Your running out of time and you just want to get it all done in time before the holidays come to an end and you missed having any fun.

You have so much shopping and decorating to do you just don’t know what you will end up doing first.

You skip thanksgiving decoration and go straight to Christmas  your favorite time of year where for a moment you get lost in holiday movies and tradition and you smile more than you usually do.

Your happy and for once all you stress just melts away and life just seems so much easier for you and you begin to learn how it feels to be relaxed and at ease in the life you live even if you know it won’t last.

You suck up as much as you can for soon you will be going back to life that is crazy and out of your control but you hope for the best to come your way and send you on a better path.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes




Three line Tale

Week 94 of Three Line Tales


photo by Scott Umstattd via Unsplash

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.

I come over to your house for a meal and I still you running around and everywhere I look I see dirty pans.

And all the food you have cooked look so good but, I know you will be tired later and decide to help you clean up well the rest of the guest sit around and chat.

As you finish up you notice there isn’t one single pot left dirty and you smile at me and I see how grateful you are and I hug you and thank you for the meal we’re about to eat.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Find me a pot