Company makes the tiring and long days not as bad as you would think.

You know when you have the right people around that things will workout in your favor.

You start looking forward to seeing these people and even though you have to work, you start to become a family and you have each other backs.

You know that things will be okay, you understand each other and know that sometimes someone is going to be off and you are there to help out a little bit more just to make things better for them.

You do your best because you want to work hard as a team and at the end of the day your success is their success too.

Your happy and laughter and wouldn’t trade it in for anything but, maybe a couple of days off but you know you will be missed.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes



I thought

I was clever as I said those words to you.

I thought I knew what was needed to be said but, you prove me wrong and I’ll never forget that smile on your face.

All the small things from you became all the things that mattered.

Your sweetness was something I started to crave and I realized how lucky I was that day. 

You were truly special and different in your way and everyone else that came to play.

Didn’t have a chance to catch up to the strength and understanding you had.

You opened my heart and fixed all the pieces that were damaged and you opened your arms. 

And you never let me go even though sometimes I tried with all my might to push you away.

You never truly let me go even when I broke away one day.

For every time I looked around there you were and I could not ignore how I felt.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes 




I feel

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so discouraged about the things I want or need in my life right now. 

Decisions seem so much harder for me to make right now and I just don’t have the time to be taking my time to decide what to do. 

I want to hurry up and do the right thing but, life seems to not be going my way and I want to scream. 

But, even that seems like it would take up to much of my time and so I’ll sit here and be defeated and feel like I have failed myself. 

But, the truth is I don’t have the energy to fight right now and I just need this time to get my self together and maybe than things will start to look up for me. 



Written By: Deirdre Stokes




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I’m not in the best of moods today and this look is all the warning you need. 

I’m clasping on to my jacket as I try to hold in the anger of this day to myself. 

You see I used to care a lot about things and people in my life but, all they showed me was I was important enough for them to make time for me. 

I stop trying to relay on others and just started to relay on myself for at the end of the day that all I really have. 

This world is a big place and I’m surrounded by so many people every day yet I’m sure no one really pays much attention to me anyways. 


Written By: Deirdre Stokes




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path that I am on is both dark and light and some days the light out weights the darkness.

And other days the darkness is winning the battle and light is slowing going out.

But, today the light is bright and shining through it all and guiding my way down the new path I am on now.

The end of the tunnel is starting to look great and with much hope it will all work out and lead to something great.


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