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Daily Prompt: Disobey

As a child disobeying your parent meant that you would be punished

for you knew what he shouldn’t do.

But, you  do it anyways for the feeling of getting caught was just to great to sit around and be good all the time.

You hoped you would get away with the act but sometimes you get caught and you have to accept the punishment that comes with the crime.

And you learn from your mistakes and maybe try a different way than you did last time and maybe this time you won’t get caught.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Disobey

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I’d like

to say I had a reason for walking  away from you that day

and that reason is the reason I’m so happy as I am today.

I am at peace and I know my worth and my hope is that I am

as strong as I was that day, because I have so much more to face today than I had back then.

The reason wouldn’t matter to you for you saw it as a weakness at the time for walking away from you was like ending a career right when things were getting good.

But, in reality it was more like deciding that money isn’t more important than taking care of myself.

For you can’t be good at what you love to do if your mind and heart are not in the right place.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Educate

An education is something we all want

There are things we want to learn even past the years of high school or college.

Each path we take someone educates us on the real world out there that goes beyond math equations.

And complete sentences and everything you can possibly learn while in school.

You want to learn different languages and see new places and just truly be in a place of beauty.

You want to go beyond the walls that taught you something and maybe shaped you into the person you are now.

There was maybe one or two people that believed in you and told you that you could go far and maybe you did or maybe you didn’t.

But, at the end of the day there is a memory or two that you look back at and it gives you hope that you can still learn something new now that can help you go farther in your life.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Recite

She stood there in front of the class ready to recite a poem she wrote.

One that was her favorite and she hoped they enjoyed it.

She took a deep breath and stated to read the poem out loud.

she could feel her voice shaking but she continued on.

And once she finished everyone clapped and the teacher asked her some questions then she sat down.

she finally let out a breath as the next person got up and talked about their self.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Maybe

I’ve waited too long but right now this feeling is just floating in the air and the feeling of it is so strong, I fear it will knock me right over.

My fear for this to be gone grows everyday and every night that the words are left unsaid.

I don’t know if I should say something because what if I don’t really mean it and then once said it can’t be taken back.

It’s time to truly let you back in or just let you go and move on with no ties left behind in the end.

For I can’t keep moving forward with a piece of you holding me back at the same time.

In a way I have moved on but the memories of you just seem to stay even though everyone else has already faded from my mind and heart.

Why does it seem the connection I had with you is still holding on when at times I don’t think about you at all.

Like the memories of you only happen during certain seasons of the year and other times it’s like your far from my mind and then it’s like you pop up like an email from an old I didn’t expect to hear from again.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Somethings are

better off left alone and I felt that way when it comes to you.

But, from time to time my thoughts drift to you and I feel like I should reach out over the miles of distance that kept us from being so close again.

And just try to be your friend but, then I realize why would i want that or am I really sure I want to go down that long and lonely path again.

Something are better left alone the past whisper to me as the future shines a light down my path to help guide  me away from the things I think I want  or need in my life.

As the door closes and locks for good this time I’m truly don’t ever wonder if I made the right decision for my life is so full of joy, peace, and it feels so much more complete than before.

When there were so many holes I didn’t know if I could fill them all and so I would end up drowning from all the things pouring into the life I thought I wanted and needed at the time.

God finally showed me what I needed and wanted was not the same.

And, that I was better off with the baggage from my past out of my life.

For what I stood for now wasn’t the same and who I was

was not the same girl as before.

I needed to embrace the new me and try not to get in trouble.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Paper

Paper you used to be my go to when I had to write something down

whether it be poetry or just a thought.

I would just get this feeling and quickly I would grab a pencil and just start writing until

my heart was content.

The words would just flow from my mind on to that paper and I wouldn’t stop until I felt I had let it all out.

I still have poems on paper and read them now and then but my love for writing on paper isn’t as strong as before.

As I spend more time writing on my computer than I do with paper.

Sometimes I go back to you paper and write and write until my hands just can’t write anymore and I have to rest.

Paper you were what I used in the past and sometimes in the present and if It hadn’t started with you.

I wouldn’t have a full notebook of poems now and I wouldn’t have so many more poems on my computer either.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes

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Daily Prompt: Paper