had so much to look forward too and maybe you had it all planned out.

But, the day you prepared to walk across that stage felt like the day you had been waiting for.

You were excited and just extreme ready for this day to hurry up for you were just so ready to get it over with.

Soon it ended and the next day was a new journey for you and one that would go in a direction you never thought it would.

The struggle that became your life was overwhelming and not ending anytime soon.

You tried it all to just keep yourself together during this difficult and dark time, It was long and then the light truly shined down on you and things started to look up for you.

But, you became so busy that the little things in life seem not to be as important to you or you just didn’t have the time to enjoy them.

You wanted so bad to just have a moment of peace because you were tired of it all and no matter the little time you got off the state of your mind and body and soul were already ruined and damaged.

You still try to fix the damage that has been done because you just want to be at peace again and to just feel happy for more than two days at a time.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes



So much

was left behind that day and now the hole is getting bigger.

The pain that was left behind

just so you could get a moment to breathe.

You thought the pain would fade and the truth is the wound is so much worse than before.

Time didn’t heal it the way she thought it would and now she was trapped into dealing with it now years later.

The tears that fell down her face that day, brought up so much pain that it was so unbearable.

So she fell to her knees and prayed things would work out soon because she didn’t know how much longer she could keep doing this.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Daily Prompt: Rapid

The things in my life were changing faster than I could get things together.

Everything that I had dreamed of seem to be fading way each time I blinked an eye

the answers that I had been looking for were nowhere to be found.

I had hope things will be going towards less stressful days and yet somehow I was not looking forward to the things that were leading up to the life that I was living right now.

I had chosen this path thinking it was better than the one that I was on and, yes I wouldn’t go back to the one before but I so badly want to get off of this one.

I have to find a way out of this maze that is my life and cut back on all the darkness that is flooding into my life.

I barely see the good in people anymore for I see so much ugly and no care in the world.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt: Rapid


I thought

I knew the answers to the riddle that you seem to want me to answer.

But, what I discovered was not the truth I wanted to know

I thought you cared about my well-being  and now  I’ve never felt so lied too.

Your words were the truth I never wanted to know and yet, now that I know I feel free and at peace.

One second I am anger and just can’t shake the feeling that I am feeling right now.

I’m stuck in a hard place that I really don’t see it turning out good for you but, for me there are so many paths to take for you have broken the chains that held me back all these years.

I thought I knew the puzzle I had been building but along the ways a couple of pieces were lost and I found myself trying to find in pieces that would not ever truly fit.




Written By: Deirdre Stokes




If only

they knew the truth about your wicked ways.

The breath so hot it feels like a dragon breathing down my neck.

The strength of your words always feel like I’m drowning with bricks tied to my feet.

The days that I count until you’re not around to hunt me down like a wolf looking for its next meal.

The sweat I feel dripping down my neck as I fear what will happen to me if I mess up again in front of you.

No witnesses to watch you take your anger out on me.

I want to be free from this prison I live in only to wander through life not knowing what to do next with my desire to be free at last.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes




I feel like a blank canvas with no one to create something amazing on it.

I feel like an empty shell of a person who once had so much hope and something to look forward too.

But, here I am standing with no hope that things will turn around.

For no one knows the truth and now as I push everyone away again.

I don’t regret being lonely again and soon I’m lost in this little life that I call home.

Nothing feels as great as it once did and soon the ending to this story won’t be the one everyone expected.

To be or not to be in the middle of everything.

Or to be out of the stress and lies and nothing but misery at the end of the night.

You play the fool and I just want you to know I won’t stand down for this fight is not over.

I was taught to be a lady and to well have morals but once you poke the bear.

Don’t be surprised when the beer comes running and biting for its life.

As a prey I always just let the predator get me and now I’m tired of hiding and I’m ready to fight and piss some people off.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes




words play over and over in my head like a favorite song

I don’t want to forget the things you said to me.

Every word that came out your mouth was like music to my ears and the way you smiled and winked at me.

I couldn’t stop myself from just staring at you, you knew all the things I had been going through and all you wanted to do was help ease my pain and stress.

The end to pain was not a slow and long one but fast and intense, you held my hand and told me that this path was made for me and now it was time for me to survive.

You were my rock and the best person to relate too you had it all and you showed me that I can have that too.

Always positive about the outcomes of life and didn’t let the evil that is in the world bring you down.

You were my archer and you always held me down and in the end I was grateful for the time we had together and as time goes by I hear from you less and less.

But, you will always be on my mind and in my heart, my calmer of all storms.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes