Feeling myself

B is for brilliant and that I am, so excuse my confidence please

there’s no other person dead or alive, that can write as great as me

With the stroke of a pen I can take one word, and turn it into the greatest story ever told

some call me arrogant, others a threat, but me, I just say I’m BOLD

I make no apologies for who I am, nor do I limit what I can do

I’ve learned there are many doubters in this world, but I continue to push right through

All the jealousy, heartache and pain, to show everyone what God has created

but the greatest reward will be the day I’m able to say, “Look ma, I finally made it”!

So I dismiss the discouragement, ignore the hate, as people speak negativity in my ear

but as long as God is in control, I’m not worried nor do I fear

Whatever obstacles that lie ahead, hoping to slow me down

but because of His grace and mercy, I will NOT be damaged, destroyed or bound

If you don’t believe in yourself, do you expect someone else to? You KNOW who you are, long before anyone else does! #beconfident #andhumbletoo 🙂

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Temporary Delight

Many of you don’t know that I am a Poet, and poetry is and always will be my first love! I enjoy writing books, but nothing warms my heart more than a free verse or rhyme. In fact, I have three unpublished Poetry books that I someday hope to get out. Until then, over the next week, I’ll be sharing with you some of MY favorite pieces that I’ve written (I’m aware that my poetry is subjective). I hope you enjoy them just as much as I did writing them!

For twenty-six years my love sat on display

and I watched as each person passed me by

Suddenly things changed, when he looked through the windowpane

and purchased the love no one wanted to buy

Like two small kids we linked up hands

and chased the other til we grew tired from all the fun

Like magnets our eyes met and we kissed without any regrets

as we laid marinating out in the sun

As the sun glared down and kissed our skin, we searched for the nearest shade

Rather than rest under the old oak tree, he sought refugee within a dark cave

Like trees during the winter solstice, his leaves began to change

and the love that lit his fire for four months, was slowing losing its flame

Not satisfied with his purchase, he went to the store demanding something be done

but there wasn’t anything that they could do, because of the store’s strict policy on “no refunds”

No matter how good the love made him feel, or the need to have it in his life

He grew tired and it was no longer wanted, because it had satisfied his temporary delight

No matter how much you love someone, make sure they feel the same way about you. If not, you’ll find yourself crying over something you thought was to “last forever”, when it was meant to be enjoyed for a “little while”.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Bad influence

If you want to give up, great! However, don’t get in the way of someone who’s trying to finish. People will quit on themselves, give up their goals, forget their dreams, and expect you to do the same. Somehow, they feel their lack of ambition is supposed to take away the initiative you’ve chosen to take, to pursue your dreams. Continue to run the course and show them what would’ve happened, had they done the same. Don’t allow anyone to steal your zeal! When you are affronted with someone who tries to influence you to quit, because they “need the company”, then you need to walk away. Besides, misery doesn’t care who joins it, as long as it’s not alone!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Clinging for strength

*In the wake of the 9 individuals who lost their lives in a plane crash on January 26, 2020, this post is dedicated to those who are still living in the dark, are lost or have lost a loved one, and are struggling to come to terms with their death*

I know what it’s like to be helpless and despondent, sitting in despair, hoping and praying to be saved. I’ve lived in some dangerously low valleys, and there were times I thought I’d drown, because I didn’t have anything or anyone to grab hold to. It was a struggle to stay above water, when I was surrounded by a sea of hurt and pain. I, too, know how you feel. I was literally fighting for survival, while weakened from life’s many torrents. Things became so dark and dreary, that I lost sight of hope, and the light at the end of the tunnel. Although that is in the past, the hurt still lingers on. I’m in a much better place now, but it took me days, weeks, months, and years even, to get where I am.

There are many people going through a pretty rough storm, wondering if they’ll ever see the sun again. Their heart is broken, and the thing that they lost, is the only thing that can mend it again. They’re in agony and pain and too weak to pick themselves up. They need help getting through whatever it is they’re enduring, so don’t walk away, because they’re clinging to you for strength.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Distinct

It’s not about what you do. It never was and it never will. I would not make this about you, but I can’t, because it is. Honestly speaking, there are some things you need to know, and if no one is brave enough to tell you, then I will. I have no problem highlighting your flaws and faults, but no matter what I consider to be bad, people always find something good. I know your potential and I’ve tried to trip you up on so many occasions, but it amazes me how you’ve yet to fall. I don’t understand it. Why do you have to have it all? You’re smart, brilliant, funny and everyone seems to love you, except for me! In fact, there isn’t one thing about you that I find intriguing, yet so many others are in awe. All I ever hear is, “You’re this” and “You’re that”, when you’re nothing at all……at least to me you aren’t. In their eyes you can do no wrong, but in mine, you are just not right! I can’t stand the attention you get, but most importantly, I can’t stand the fact that I am not you!

Has anyone told you how incredibly unique you are? You possess something that so many people want, but don’t have. No matter how hard they try, they’ll never have what you do, because you’re distinct and they’re desperate!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’rue

Rough Draft

You are not finished! Right now, you’re in the stages of being complete, but you are far from over. I know you’d like to think you’re done, because of all the work you’ve put in, but there are still some things you need to amend. You may be content with what you have, however, if you want better, it’s going to require a little more time and effort. At this point, I’m sure you’re tired of going through the same things over and over again, but you need to pay attention to all the details, because they can determine your outcome. Besides, this not only helps you to catch your mistakes, but it gives you the chance to correct them. Stop rushing and pressuring yourself to hurry and get things done. Sometimes, it’s going to take you going through a rough draft, before you are finally complete! #trusttheprocess

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

The Breakdown

Feeling overwhelmed? Can’t seem to make sense of your life, because you’ve got too much on your plate, and don’t know how you’re going to consume it all? Rather than try and take everything on at once, establish an outline that not only creates organization, but allows you to compartmentalize your life. That way, you won’t feel suffocated or disappointed when you don’t accomplish everything you want, either because you forgot to complete a task, you weren’t realistic enough or simply too ambitious. Then too, it leaves little room for error. However, should you make a few mistakes, don’t fret. We’ve all experienced a breakdown, a time or two. Remember, it’s okay to fall down sometimes, just don’t stay there!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue