To smile

again feels so good right now.

Even though I know I’m walking into a Storm

I know that I am strong enough to handle it.

I know there will be times when it will be hard to really smile.

But, I know that the light in me will carry me through no matter what tries to run me down.

For this great smile will carry me through it all especially when I dont think smiling will solve the issue.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2020 By Deirdre Stokes




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 It’s not about the storm and how much it is coming down.

But, about the rainbow that comes after it.

For all the anger or frustration before the storm is clearly wiped away when you realize all you want to do is smile.

Now that your looking at such a beautiful rainbow.

That your pain for the days are ruin anyway and now you can explore something else.

Learn something new and very just not give up in the end for you know there is light to every darkness.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes


She is


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 So full of life and the energy she has never seems to dim down.

She knows the cold is coming and she refuses to let that damper her day or night.

She will keep going forward no matter how much someone tries to come for her.

Her smile along can weaken any evil thing around her, for her light outshines them all .

There is not one dark moment that ever truly brought her down for long.

She is the happiness and good energy I want to see in myself when the days become too dark and cold.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes


I remember

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those days when I couldn’t just laugh off all the bullshit you would spit at me.

I would think about all the ugly you said to me and how I didn’t at the time  wonder what was wrong with you.

I just looked at the target on my back and thought what was wrong with me, now I know nothing was wrong with me but back then I was an easy target.

Even though I fought back for I knew this anger towards me had nothing to do with me, for your darkness was not my fault and the light that could have shined down on you was not being blocked by me.

Now if you have a problem or something to say to me, say because I may hold my peace or laugh right in your face for I know who I am and what I have and nothing you say or do will ever take my smile or laugh away.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes




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always believed in me when I didn’t even know what I really wanted out of life. 

You always brought me out my shell and letting be have my moment when I was too shy to face anyone other than you. 

You took me past my limits I placed for myself so that I would always be safe, you kick those limits out of the way and showed there was so much to live for that being scared wouldn’t get me anywhere in life. 

You made me know that being shy wasn’t a bad thing and everyone has to warm up to people and then and only then will they be comfortable to put themselves out there. 

This shy sweet smile is for you for you fought so hard to brighten up my life and now I can at least smile for you and myself today. 


Written By: Deirdre Stokes



It isn’t

me that is the problem and well I’m tired of being blamed for it. 

How much can one keep taking without screaming for all the ugly to go away? 

When will the good win and when will the bad of this world become a single digit. 

So many why’s and when’s that I just can’t seem to keep track of it all and so I sit here listening to a song that seems to relate to what’s going on with me or what’s going on around me. 

I don’t know how to solve the problem that I’m faced with right now, for I’ve gotten on my knees and I’ve prayed about it and I’ve waited and I’ve waited and still here I am repeating everything. 

Every day and no I have not yet given up but, I know one day I will wake up and the solution will be there and I will carry it out and maybe I won’t have to do it alone. 

But, today I stand strong and I look the worst in the eye and I tell it something that will blow it away. 

Or something that will make it right again and then the darkness around me will become a little lighter. 

One day at a time. 



Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Daily Prompt:Maybe

Maybe I’ll end up living out my dream

or maybe I’ll end up doing much more.

There are so many things I could maybe want to do or maybe not want to do.

Like maybe today it will rain or maybe it will rain tomorrow.

Maybe I will smile a lot today or maybe I will smile only a little bit.

Maybe my words will float right off this scene and float around you all day long.

Or maybe the sun will Shine brightly down on you and the breeze will come and it will stay cool.

Maybe your laugh will make me smile as you act so silly today.

Maybe today will explode with nothing but joy and everyone will be full of maybe the best happiness they could ever feel.

Maybe you will like this and maybe you won’t but that maybe won’t make me smile less but, maybe make me wrote more and better.

So maybe one day you like one of my pieces!


Written By: Deirdre Stokes




Daily prompt: Fence

Please Fence me in

so I can run and play.

I am a dog and running around

is what I love to do, but you won’t

let me out without a fence.

So build me a fence so I run and play

with my rabbit friends.

Oh and I can chase the squirrels all morning long.

And when I grow tired I will come back inside and cuddle up to you.

And I will smile at you for I had such a great time behind those fences you put up.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt Fences