Keep on going

Have you ever wanted to give up and quit, because you couldn’t see the end of the road?

But instead you continued to keep on going, while bearing the weight of your heavy load

You want it to be over, but you’ve barely gotten started

So just be patient and watch how things unfold

Rome wasn’t built in a day and success doesn’t happen overnight

Although you want to throw in the towel, keep on going and continue to fight

Quit comparing your journey to someone else’s, because what’s theirs wasn’t intended for you

They may have taken the elevator to get to the top, but the stairs were reserved just for you

Keep on going no matter the circumstances and climb higher than a mountain’s peak

Don’t give up or stop for nothing, until you acquire all that you set out to seek

Remember, it doesn’t matter how you get there or who gets to the finish line first, as long as you cross it!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Misery

People will dislike you, because of how others feel about you

As a result of their jealousness and insecurities, they’ll spread lies and call it the truth

Your attitude is off putting, your talk is annoying and your clothes have no appeal

Yet everyone loves you, because of your authenticity and the fact that you are so real

They’ll throw dirt on your name and demean your character, in hopes of turning people away

But they can’t erase your skills and abilities, so they can cease with the slander and hate

It doesn’t matter what actions they take, to try and diminish you

At the end of the day, people are miserable, because they hate the fact that they’re NOT you

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Broken eggs

He hurt me, but this time I gave him permission
I never thought he’d take my fragile heart and twist it into every position
Except the one that intertwines his and mine together
But instead of love what I ended up getting
Was another storm to weather

Or could I? After all, I’d been in the rain for far too long
His hurtful words darkened my day
And is the reason the sun is gone

Far out of distance where it doesn’t shine any warmth into my life
When he wrecked my happiness he left me paralyzed
Wondering if I’d ever love right

Or wrong, because of the way he treated me
And ignored my presence although I was there
And despite me being only one finger touch away
Sadly, he didn’t care

Or bother to take advantage of my love
Because he was of afraid of the things to be said
Rather than speaking up and defending his feelings for me
He chose to be silent instead

Of helping me carry this heavy burden
He placed on my heart and head
And because I foolishly placed all my hopes in one basket
I’m left counting broken eggs

Never put too much ‘stock” into someone, because we all know how fast things “crash”.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Helpless

I’ve fallen and I can’t get up
No matter how hard I try to stand
My mind is no longer in control of my body
And my heart is the new Chief-in-command

Playing in the field of love is a dangerous ground
And I’ve used all my ammunition
I pull out the white flag to end this war
But my heart refuses to listen

Instead it keeps beating and bleeding love
Fighting to the very end
Quitting is not an option and failure’s no choice
So it fights with every intent to win

Words are thrown like massive grenades
And there’s nowhere to run and hide
Although it’s strong and continues to beat on
Slowly it’s dying inside

The zeal it had is fading away
And my heart is losing its power
It begins to grow weak and is threatened by defeat
But continues to fight until the final hour

Suddenly it shuts down to the point of no return
Resuscitation or bringing it back to life
Hurt prevailed causing my heart to fail
Because it was too helpless to put up a fight

Love is always persistent, but sometimes, even it will “hurt” us!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

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