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On this

Week 202 of Three Line Tales

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cold and snowy night I walk  alone on my way home in hoping to find it warm enough.

It’s been a long day and I’m so ready to experience so much more right now as I get through the bad weather and enjoy the holidays.

I know the count down to Christmas is getting so close to the end, just one more week of work and two days and we will be all Christmas out.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

Here I stand!

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The mess

is all around me and I realize that I’m not getting enough time to breathe

and so the stress is becoming too much and I just can’t handle it anymore.

I don’t want to go back but I do everyday and there is just always one or two people who cause a scene and it’s like your doing your best.

But you go home and when the calm of the storm has finally around you, you break down because you have had to be so strong all day long and you can’t take it anymore.

You have cracker and nothing is going to help except for going to sleep for all your troubles of the day melt away when you put your head on that pillow and sleep the pain away.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Every year

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for Christmas a new ornament goes on the true to old to those that are old and full of memories.

As we start to share the new ones we have received for the year.

For Christmas is a great time of year to gather with the ones you love and just really enjoy some time together.

To not stress out about things that don’t matter and just decorate and drink something sweet and eat something sweet too.

And take the  time to start thinking about what you will do next year .

For once Christmas is over it’s only a few days later that the year is over and all those things that happened will be gone and all the new things will be happening before you know.

And having a plan sometimes is helpful but we never know when our time is up and to be able to do what we want now goes a long way in the end.

Of what you have planned and then for what God has in store for you at the end of the day.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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On such

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a cold day out

All I think of is a cup of Apple cider would be nice.

But, I have to wait for hours until I can touch something hot to my lips again.

Herewith the cold, bowing at me as I have to keep opening the window and all I wish I had something tasty to drink and to eat.

But, with no luck insight after 10 long hours, I finally have my hot drink insight with no seconds left to spare.

With my tummy now warm I’m now ready for bed.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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I know

 I’m different and yet funny and nice.

But I’m not so great at being a friend.

Or at least that’s how I feel as the doors of friendship keep shutting on me.

Maybe I withdraw from the world just a little bit too much.

I guess I’m better at disappearing into a book or a movie.

But, I’m so great if you could get past that all for I have a lot to give but shyness is a big part of who I am.

But I don’t let it slow me down for I don’t want to spend the rest of my life in this place of feeling so lost about who I am and what I meant to do.

 I know I pray and that there are few that stuck with me to the end but, maybe sometimes it would be nice to have just a little more support.

 

 But who knows maybe this is how it’s meant to be for just me.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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I feel

 as the cold wraps around me that I’ve been lucky this whole time.

For things could be worse but somehow even the things that should be sucking the life out of me.

It is more of a blessing for it makes me realize even though I am stuck in this storm.

There is a way out and if I just wait it will come to me and there is no point in feeling sorry for myself.

For this is only the beginning and there is always time for a miracle to happen and wipe away the bad of my day or my year.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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It’s that

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moment you’ve been waiting for when you have just the right amount of time to relax and make sugar and ginger bread cookies.

With different shapes and sizes in hope to just shine some more light on the season as everything else around you is going by so fast and you don’t know what to do other than hope it will all work out in the end.

You know that you are looking forward to learn so much and hope not to fail as the time goes on and the help that was around is no more.

The idea of being able to solve the problems as best as you can is becoming more complicated  by the minute.

No one knows the right answers to anything that is going on right now but the end result is you are not sure how well this will work out anyways.

So all you do is focus on the cookies and worry about the rest another day or two.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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I know

its not all about me.

And that somethings really are out of my control

and even though I know what is right and I try to do my best to accomplish that.

But there is always someone blocking my path and trying to get out of things that are required of them.

They don’t really care but want to have pockets that are full and belly that are satisfied but their mind and thoughts are always on the edge of unhappiness and all they can do is complain and not see the bigger picture in life.

And they will continue to miss out on the brighter things in life because they don’t realize just how lucky they are in the moment they are in now.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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I want to

Week 201 of Three Line Tales

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spend more time in the light and less in the dark this year as Christmas is just around the corner and then the year will be almost over  in no time. 

I know that it feels so great to sit with the sun shining down on you even though now those days are few and when it happens it just something to cherish for the moment.

Today is the day I just get to relax and  not worry about anything as the day comes to a end and you head into a night of probably a mess but you hope for the best because you know that the count down to not stress about it is about to happen and you can’t wait for that moment.  

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

I want to!