They say

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take risk 

so here I am playing with fire 

burning away the file that tells you of my past. 

It’s time for me to move on and move pass all these things 

that rock me from the core. 

Time to feel like the weight of the world is not on my shoulders anymore. 

Time to feel like a brand new me and take on the world with both hands holding on tight to the things that matter. 

Time to let go of the stress and relax for once for more than a moment.




Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Seize the


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moment that feels so impossible and make it possible with the biggest smile on your face. 

Don’t let a small or big puddle get in your way of really enjoying the day and capturing all the goodness while you’re at it. 

The morning comes and goes and afternoon arrives and soon is followed by evening to-night and then that day is gone. 

And as you fall asleep that night do you look back on the day and wonder what you could have done differently. 

Because, the next day could be better but only if you choose to make it more than what it starts at. 

Today is a blank canvas and now it’s your turn to paint the joy the light on to the canvas, it’s time to capture the moment and accept that what happens and happens.

But, if you can’t accept it than change it before it’s too late. 



Written By: Deirdre Stokes




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Stood out in your red Sweatshirt that day as you stood in front of the waterfall. 

This was a rare moment for you to really let your feels flow freely and not worry about the outcome for you had so much time. 

You never turned to me as you begun to pour out everything that had been bothering you all week. 

You didn’t stop speaking even when somethings were so painful for you to say that you had to stop and breath or wipe your tears. 

But, at the end you got it all out and once again you became that brave, open book that I love to be around. 

You were bold and bright before this darkness fall on you and even though those moments of stress you keep fighting because you didn’t want to quit and give up so easily. 


Written By: Deirdre Stokes




did it become you against me.

We used to be a team and we worked hard together to get things done, those times were fun and happy times for me.

Now you ignore me and keep quiet around me like I did something wrong and I want to so bad ask you.

But, the simple hello and what’s going goes unanswered so I know if I say anything else I know I won’t get an answer at all.

Maybe you will look at me annoyed and go back to your work like how dare I bother you today or any day.

When will things get back to normal and not feel like it’s a war that we are in and I’m losing because I didn’t know there was a battle going on in the first place.

I try to rack my brain to think back to the previous days and weeks and see if they was anything that I didn’t do right or wrong and in some way offended you.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes



What am

I waiting for as I stand in the doorway and watch the storm pouring down outside.

I know that I need to get out there and do what needs be done.

But, the rain is pouring down so hard I just don’t know if I will make it make in one piece.

Is it worth getting wet over?

I know that this rain is not going anywhere and so I think I’ll just wait it out and hope for the best.

As I close the door and go back inside I realize that waiting is my best bet at this point as I see more rain than anything else outside.

This storm is here to stay and right now I just have to respect that it’s not going anywhere and waiting it out inside won’t hurt as I did want to have a nice quiet day inside.




Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Letting go


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of all the things that have left me feeling so down and lost and as I burn these words from my mind. 

I feel free and at peace as the time to mourn over the things that I have lost and the pieces are now healing up. 

I stand here in the dark walking away from all these things and finally I’m walking towards the light and everything is starting to feel right again. 



Written By: Deirdre Stokes





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I let you pour it all over me so that you could not hear from me as I became the art piece I always wanted to be, at first glance you may feel that I am something to awe and wow at. 

But, sooner or later you will wonder why me and not you, this piece represents how messing life can get and yet show how there is still good things that come from it. 

 And that sometimes when it become such a mess you feel like you have no voice to share with anyone and so you choose to just be silent for the time being. 


Written By: Deirdre Stokes