Poetry

Getting Lost in excellent music like “To be loved” by Adele

You feel the connection of her uncertainty and pain as if it’s my own.

Like reading a good book or watching a good movie, the emotions, and feelings take you on your own experience.

And the tears that fall are like those they felt when creating what you now love to listen to or read.

Walking away when the song ends is so easy for us, but for them, that’s their memories, and walking away ain’t so easy.

To be an artist is sometimes hard as this feeling of a need to write is there, but the words are not forming yet, so you wait for them to come in their time.

So the days of no words come and go until you can’t stop the flow of words hitting the paper like never before.

A piece that is not only connected to you but to everyone that reads it.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes

Poetry

I didn’t

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Want to stand out

But somehow, you found me anyways!

I’ve been playing it cool for so long.

I don’t know how to relax around you yet.

But I know when you’re around, it’s all smiles and laughter.

And there is no place I would rather be than smiling and laughing next to you.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes

Poetry

Living a spiritual life

How important is spirituality in your life?

Is very important to me

Believing and trusting in God and Jesus has changed my life.

I know my life would not be this way if I didn’t give my life to Christ for ten years again.

I have seen what he can do for me and others, and I am in a better place now.

My dark days are fewer, and I trust God to get me through the complex and good times.

I am blessed and grateful, and this spiritual life is my only life.

Poetry

I focus on self-care

How do you practice self-care?

A lot as I make time to read and write

And make sure I’m paying attention to my mind and body.

I will rest more and allow myself time to do nothing.

I know focusing on self-care helps me not to become closed off but stay open to my situation in life.

Especially as I get older, self-care is the key for me to move forward in my maze called life.

Staying on top of self-care for me is saying to myself that I matter and I’m worth the time and energy of keeping me happy and comfortable.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes