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To much to

 handle in one week let along two weeks in a row.

No consideration of what is going on with others just your satisfaction of having it all laid out.

The truth has always been there and yet I put up with it for far too long.

If I want to be true to myself it’s time to stand up for what I want and well have them deal with the rest.

I know I can’t help what is going on around me but I’m trying my best to overcome the things that annoy me the most.

For it’s time for joy and to put the complaining behind me and focus on the goal ahead.

To do more and to finally feel like I’m getting something done without the worries of sinking in the end.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Poetry

I want

 to feel alive again.

To feel safe again.

To feel like my writing is good again.

To feel like I’m taking care of myself again.

To feel like I know what I want.

To feel like I’m in a little control of what is going on around me.

It feels like I’m in a pile of mess and everyone expects me to know the answers to the questions.

We all want answers too but the unknown is coming and right now it doesn’t look that good.

 

 
Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Poetry

Tomorrow

Do I want to know what you will have waiting for me when I walk through those doors?

I don’t want to even walk up and deal with it.

I know I will have to battle myself through the easy stuff and just ignore the tough stuff altogether.

I know I already feel the wear and tear as today and this week will weaken me in more than one way.

Will I survival or will I just give up and quit and not worry about the outcome in the end.

I really wish this could be the end to my chapter in this place but it has yet to be written as I stand by looking on to a better future and hope for myself.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
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©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Poetry

Trying to

 Find that spark that made me feel so alive that words would just flow from me and all things big and small won’t that bad.

But doubt settles in for the winter and all seem lost again.

But I won’t lose faith as I see the bigger picture after this season that is not that great.

For I hope the next season will be so much better and the warmth will fill me up inside that the coldness outside will barely bother me these days.

 

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Poetry

To be

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Photo by Liam McGarry on Unsplash

 Able to take a ride on a day like today is great.

Just riding on the crisp leaves down the street as I enjoy the view of my neighborhood.

Just knowing these days will be fewer as we truly get into the fall season.

And winter soon comes knocking at our door.

But for now I will focus on what a great day it is to be outside and enjoying my free time.

 

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Poetry

With nothing

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Photo by Radu Florin on Unsplash

 

 To rush off too

For the first time in days.

I’m gonna just let the wind blow and just breath in and out for a second.

For I feel no stress or anxiety to get things done.

I can truly enjoy the weather and the day before a storm or colder weather blow in.

For once I can just let my hair down and enjoy the little moments in life that truly make life worth the struggle we face some times.

 

 

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Poetry

This place

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 So beautiful and peaceful that can’t stop coming back to it.

I know now the ugly things don’t matter when I’m here in this place.

It’s like nothing can touch me even when I know all I want to do is run and scream like I’m in a horror movie.

And of course I will run towards the very people hunting me for they too will play as if they are the victims.

Until they turn on me and then as the light fades from my eyes this place will come to my mind and I will be okay with it being my time to go.

Oh how I wish this place wasn’t just in my dreams but where my reality went to be happy and where my soul could have some peace for once.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Poetry

There is

No reason

Why things are falling apart!

Other than laziness and lack of communication.

The train is not moving and people keep coming to get on only to be turned away and go on another train.

I wish to get off too and not come back for the same problem is always here.

I don’t want to do it anymore but I don’t want the headache either.

To leave is the only thing running through my mind right now.

To stay is not even a option as I realize it’s just one more snake trying to bit me in a new location.

Nothing new of different about these sneaks and talks.

No point of faking happiness because it’s not what I feel coming to this place.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes
Copyright ©️ 2019 By Deirdre Stokes

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Poetry

Sometimes

 

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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