Daily Prompt: Trace

To  discover the beauty of great art work

one wants to trace the brush strokes.

And admire the colors that were used to

create something so beautiful and unique.

So many things one wants to discover but not enough time

to get it all done but to discover something new each day.

Whether it be on online or in person my eyes are always on the lookout

for something great to admire and make  note of it as being one of my favorite pieces

of artwork.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt: Trace



are slowly getting back to normal

as my days seem to get longer and I

busy myself with things to avoid the truth.

Even though I want to say everything all at once

it’s like everything I have to say is just coming up blank

and even though I know I need to get this off my chest.

Daytime turns into night and soon I’ve missed my chance to tell you as

I become busy and then you become busy.

Until so much time has gone by that I just don’t feel like it

matters anymore to share this information with you.

But, so how when all is quite again those words are coming to the front

of my mind begging me to tell you the truth now or forever hold it in and

hope it doesn’t come back to bite me in the butt.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Daily Prompt: Detonate

I was holding it all in because I knew if I let you

get to me you would trigger the anger in me.

And it going off on you would be a horrible word bomb detonated by

your ignorance.

So, I nicely smile at you and walk away knowing I didn’t just save myself from going there but you from receiving what you deserved.

I felt good about forgetting about the ugly that came out of your mouth and soon the thought of you was gone as I moved on with my task of the day.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt: Detonate


You’ve given

me hope

and everything is so raw

like the tears falling down your face.

You open up for the first time in such a long time

and you start to live again.

With nothing left to say and so much to do

I stand by your side to help you get through it all.

For tomorrow no more tears will fall and nothing but smiles and laughter will be heard

and seen.

You will walk with so much confident and hope that this

year will end just fine for you.

Your heart which was once broken will be fixed and be so much

bigger than before.

You will begin to trust people again but it will take time to open up again

for no one will use what they know about you against you again.



Written By: Deirdre Stokes



Daily Prompt: Radiate

The happiness radiates off your body that day

as you get the great news.

Your luck is finally start to look up

and you skip around with such a big smile on your face.

You never seem to lose force on the things going around you and

so you share your happiness with the only other person that would understand your journey.

As you know the happiness that runs through you is only possible because of the life that was given to you.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes


Daily Prompt: Radiate


Am I

To naive to accept that this pain is

the final sign that it is time to walk away.

Maybe this is the sign I’ve been looking for but I am doubting the things that.

seem too real to be true and believing in the words.

That say I’m not good enough or I’m not worth your time.

I’m invisible and I must accept that I will be walked on and I should just keep on taking it.

I would be so naive if I believed everything that the evil thoughts that play out in my head.

When people turn on me or come at me because they think they are above me.

So many things and people try to push someone down when things go bad for them.

And, maybe I’d feel sorry for you but I can’t.

Because, you came for me even when I smiled in your face and was so sympathetic to your pain.

Maybe you shouldn’t be so naive to think all I am is sweet and kind!


Written By: Deirdre Stokes