If I’m being honest

I’m still fighting to be a better me, but I’m letting God take most of the load.

As I sit in peace and slowly smile again, my life begins to fall back to the ground in one piece again.

For the last couple of days, I felt like I was an ocean apart from my thoughts and feelings.

And I had to stop and pray and reflect and pray more.

When it was all said and done, I felt not alone and wrapped in God’s love and presence.

And no doubt or desperation was eating at my soul.

I knew what I needed to do, and in that moment, was to trust my Savior and see this month of October would be a good one full of hope and growth.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes


In what

In what ways does hard work make you feel fulfilled?

Ways does hard work make me feel fulfilled?

Hard work fulfills me because my effort helps my team get ahead.

I like it when I work hard because I can get things done and feel content with what I have done. And it helps me keep working hard to achieve bigger and better goals.

If I can work hard and help others, working hard fulfills me and those around me.


I know

Sometimes, we’re both right, and sometimes, we’re both wrong.

And it’s not always about being right or wrong

Sometimes, it’s just about being connected again that makes our differences not so challenging to deal with.

Only time will tell how much the trials of life we will go through to find our way on our own.

It’s like everyone else has already pulled away, but you stand by my side like a true friend.

So only time will tell how much longer we have each other back, but I know I won’t be counting down to the end, for life is too short not to take the risk of a friendship that feels true.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes


My mind

It is full of thoughts and words, but for who?

And how do I get them out even though the feeling fills me?

I want to spill my guts, but the words aren’t even forming a sentence; just that I need to get it out.

Or the happiness and uncertainty could swallow me whole, and I don’t know what to do it does?

I should wait for God to help me lay it out for that person.

And right now, I feel your arms around me as peace comes over me, and I get ready to relax for the night, for it has been a long day.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes


When it storms

It pours and the rain is coming down

And I feel like I am being pulled in many directions as the wind blows left than right.

I don’t know how to feel as everything falls upon me.

And the branch knocks me out, and the life I fell into is the one I’ve been searching for, but now what?

Do I get to keep this life that feels so good and positive, a life that is full for me and everyone around me?

All those things that used to stop me in my tracks are gone, and now the storms don’t bother me anymore.

As I walk into this world, knowing myself and loving myself is my truth.

And when the doubt or harsh words of others are thrown at me.

I smile, for I know where they used to be, and one day, they might be where I am if they just let go and embrace the unknown.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes


I should

Be asleep but here I am wasting no time to jump into a new post to write.

As if this word waste was all I was waiting for.

I know my life is different from others and my story is inside me hidden away because the truth is who can I trust it with.

I’ve wasted time telling it to people who I thought mattered for they too to leave.

I could be broken and have trust issues, but I don’t want to waste my time not getting out there and experiencing it all.

Yes, the way I will go about it may seem like I’m taking a long way and I’m wasting time.

But I want to see it all, and I can’t afford to waste a second on things that don’t matter anymore.

I know I’m growing, and we’re drifting apart, and yet again, I am alone, but the time we spent together was not wasted.

I will treasure our memories, but now I must not waste my time down memory lane as I have much to see and feel, and I hope you wish me luck on this new adventure.

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes



Can be light and so freeing

Like the breeze of air flowing into your life, like a lovely day in the fall, sometimes life can seem so dark, like the night.

You told me to keep quiet for who knows what’s lurking in the shadows.

But my voice is like a bird. Sometimes, it can’t be silent to protect those who play the victim card all the time out of fear of being turned in because they’re always looking for a way to blame others for the problems they don’t want to face.

To be silent again feels like being that little girl who had a voice but was too afraid to speak up for fear of others turning on her.

But I’m not that little girl anymore, and I won’t go back to the past where her voice didn’t matter.

For I know her voice matters and so does mine.

So, where do we go if we can’t say what needs to be told in this place anymore?

Written By: Deirdre Stokes Copyrighted ©️ 2023 By Deirdre Stokes

Daily Prompts, Poetry


Do you see yourself as a leader?

I see myself as a leader?

Yes and maybe sometimes that is a good thing.

But other times I don’t want to have the responsibility of a leader and being a follower is just fine for me.

I also think this question could be, do I want to be a leader? Maybe I do, but I also know being a leader takes hard work and focus, as others will look up to you, and you have to do better if you want to raise your skills and desires in life.

Or if I became a leader, would others follow me and accept what I say or fact-check me all the way? Being a leader is a choice, and if I were to be one, I would want to honor my God in every step and decision I make, for I am only human, after all.