If I had to

What are your favorite emojis?

Choose my favorite emojis; um, what would they be?

🤪 For working 7 days straight at work can drive me a little crazy.

🤣 because every day there is something worth laughing so hard at.

🤦🏽‍♀️ Because everyone has that one person who can’t seem to get together, so you feel like you’re doing this all day, every day

🤗 Because I don’t like hugs but virtual hugs are just great.

🙏🏽 For praying for others’ safety and situations is something I love to do. Wishing the best for others when times get hard is all we can do sometimes.

😎 this one looks fantastic, and I like to be cool sometimes or slick when I get away with something.

❤️😘🥰 because there are some people I love out there and I ain’t afraid to show it.

And those are the emojis of my life!


I am

Just being me

And I’m happy that I am not like others, and I can see the beauty in me.

So if you see me and you want to judge me, then I am okay with that, for I know who I am.

And all you know is what you see on the surface.

But baby, I am made of so many layers and levels that what you see is not the whole me.

And trust me, if you get to know me, you will know there are so many sides of me that you may have a hard time keeping up with them.

But at the end of the day, you can come for me and want the best for me.

But know you can’t live for me, and I accept your support but don’t try to make me feel lazy or not putting in the effort, for you will never indeed be inside me to know how I am supposed to be.

So respect where I am and know that where I am meant to be will come in its own time, for age is nothing but a number, and if I’m going to have it, it will happen.

I’m not over her sad; I am over here living my fucking best life! So please respect my life as it is not being wasted!

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes


Low on

Energy and the will to deal with the same old stuff, and now I’m thinking about how breaking this cycle is a must.

But maybe this obstacle is too big for me to overcome right now.

And I need to take it one piece at a time until it’s all broken down.

And I am free to leave the pieces a mess and let someone else clean it up this time.

For I won’t be coming back to worry about it.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes


To play

The games you play would be so easy

But lowering myself to your level won’t get me anywhere.

So no matter how often you screw me over, I won’t turn around and do it back to you.

You are not worth it, and I don’t want to step away from the person I worked so hard to be.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes


My world

Is calm and all around me is cold air

As if spring has stopped and winter has come back.

And so all I want to do is be wrapped up in the warmth and not let the cold get to me.

But it seeps through my shields and slowly creeps up my feet and lays on my forehead.

Until all the joy of looking forward to the day was gone, and all I want is that calmness again.

And maybe it will come again, and until then, I will pocket that little bit of hope and go through the weather changes and smile again.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes