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Before I

 Step into this place I have to take a deep breathe

And hope nothing bad comes from this visit I’m about to make.

Oh how I wish to do great things here and not for a short amount of time.

I want to do so much and not just to benefit me but everyone that I help out.

I want to feel like I have all I need at the end of my day and in those moments I hope to be happy and 100% complete and not 80% anymore.

 I want to know that this is not it and there is so much more to come of this.

That everything is brighter and hopeful and that everything will be changing for me but that nothing that truly matters will be gone when I look back on this moment.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2020 By Deirdre Stokes

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To think

 This could become something great once I finally get out of here.

Feels like the impossible but really it’s possible and I’m so happy that it feels just right to celebrate and to breathe.

Because no more dealing with the same stuff or people.

Everything will be new and grand and hopefully something to look forward too everyday not just once in a blue moon.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2020 By Deirdre Stokes

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Is it

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 Cold out as I smile for the picture.

You would think I would know with all the winter gear I’m wearing.

But really I just wanted to show off my new outfit and lipstick.

To be the center of attention that day felt great.

For I’m reality fitting in feels like a challenge and that type of battle I just can’t shake.

I want to be me but not be alone when I know I’m with getting to know.

Maybe today someone will start with me but I will walk around and she see who reacts to me in a good vibe and then let them decide whatever it is now.

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2020 By Deirdre Stokes

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Wanting

to find that spark that has long gone from me as I seek something more.

I know that my time will be tight this year and my mind may be overwhelmed.

But life is still moving forward even though all the excitement seems to be fading.

I know I must not give up when the sun doesn’t seem to be shining down on me.

In this moment of stress and loss hope but I know all I can do is keep pushing forward and doing what I need to do.

For things have been looking up even when I’m just keeping my head down.

But you my friend have the light on you and I couldn’t be more happier and hopefully soon it will be the same for me as well.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2020 By Deirdre Stokes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 what

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Week 205 of Three Line Tales

have you brought me as we are now five days in and something have changed.

While others  are still the same and you shake your head more and you bit your tongue more because you can’t afford to tell them all off when the time it takes to deal with them is taking way to long.

You know the stress is strong but you won’t let it get to you because you know at the end od the day you aren’t taking their problems home with you and you are doing your best and that’s all that really matters now.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2020 By Deirdre Stokes

YEAR 2020!

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To love

which we want to grow stronger each and everyday.

To feel that joy flowing through as you are awake and when you are asleep.

A feeling that never dies for it is something you have always had inside of you.

Sometimes the love you feel flowing through you isn’t for someone else but the love your Lord has sent to you so that you know you are not alone.

It may overwhelm you and make you want to share it and that is okay for that is all he wants you to do.

It is something that grows over time and make you think and care about someone a lot.

It is something that is unlimited and even though you share it a lot there is still a lot of hate out there in the world.

And anger and just being impatient and rude but, all I do is show love and care for it’s better to be on the side that feels good at the end.

Then to feel sorry or just angry for way too long.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2020 By Deirdre Stokes

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Everyone

is excited and proud and happy for me.

And I am grateful for the love and energy that is surrounding me.

It keeps me going on the roughs days and the colds nights.

It’s what makes me know I’m doing something right if all these people who are like family to me are happy for me and want better for me at the end of the day.

I know that hiding or settling because you don’t want to be seen in the end doesn’t help you to grow or become what you want to be.

It just leaves you to keep second guessing yourself and in the end you are more likely to be unhappy and unsatisfied in that part of your life.

And being unsatisfied is a hard thing to live with because it just turns you bitter and mean and your temper is so quick to rise up and come out.

Being one with oneself leads to some much joy and positivity that it’s hard to doubt things when you feel it is right and enjoyable at the same time.

So let’s do what we need and want to do and worry about the rest later for life isn’t meant to be lived focusing on a future you may not be around for but, for living in the present and doing what you want now for later is not always a option.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2020 By Deirdre Stokes

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What do

 You have to lose if you take that risk

 And make the leap you thought you couldn’t make.

And what if it comes all together just the way it should for you.

Maybe just maybe it’s time for you to shine and stand out among the crowd.

And you can finally let out all the things that have been bothering you.

For no old baggage in the new year when your looking forward to something great that will hopefully turn things around for you.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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As the holiday

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 Comes to a end

This is the time to look at all the decorations that have been given and hung to make the season feel so great.

So many of them bring a smile to your face as they hold a special place in your heart.

This season you love and cherish and when it’s over it’s a little sad.

But, life has to go on and there is always next year.

But in this moment this good mood and good spirit will carry on with you as the year comes to an end and new year begins.

 

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes