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Saddened

October 21, 2014

Butterfly Flowers ~ Photo by Patrice

Saddened by what has happened
Devastated by what is done.

Moving forward with a heavy heart
Feeling as though I’m coming undone.

It will get better
The sun will shine once again.

But for now there is no light
Darkness engulfs that healing sun.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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Say No More

October 20, 2014

Thunder Clouds ~ Photo by Patrice

Say no more

Stand still and tall
You will weather the beating storm

Say no more
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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I Can See

October 18, 2014

I can see her body lying there
I can see her breath move up and down
Now between life and afterlife
Her mind is slowing down
She greets the ones who’ve gone before
She smiles and wags her tail
My hand it brings her back
She knows it’s stroke she’ll feel just this once more
With silent eyes open wide her heart it beats
No more. ~ Patrice

Rest in peace dear, sweet Ursa, my little pumpkin

Ursa in her chair ~ Photo by Patrice

Ursa De L’Etang D’illhaeusern ~ August 25, 2003 ~ October 17, 2014

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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Dear Sweet Ursa

October 17, 2014

My Ursa and me ~ Photo by us

Dear sweet Ursa is about to pass
Her love, her life has been such a large part
Of my life, my heart.

Don’t want her to go, she can’t stay
Her body’s broken
No more run, no more play.

My heart too is broken, shattered apart
Breaking to lose
This loving, loyal little rott.

I must let her go, let her pass
Her heart, her soul shall rest at last
With those already gone, already pasted.

I love you so, so hard to let go
I must, I must but this I know
You’ll live now forever
Deep inside my heart, beside my soul.
~Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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Quandary Going On

October 16, 2014

Quandary going on
What is right. What is wrong.

One step forward. Ten steps back
Don’t turn around, don’t look back.

Heart is whole, mind is clear
Take what you need and hold so dear.

No dilemma, will carry on
The way is right, you’ll hear your song.
~ Patrice

Blue Grape Hyacinths ~ Photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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A Great Sadness

October 15, 2014

Winter Orchid ~ Photo by Patrice

A great sadness
Has taken over my life.

A great sadness
Not from stress, toil or strife.

A great sadness
Gives me no relief.

A great sadness
Is this that I speak.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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I Wonder What Was It Like

October 10, 2014

Photo by Mom and Dad

I wonder what was it like
When I was born
Did I cry right away
Or was I compelled?

Did I know what had happened
Was I frightened to be out
Of the only world I’d known
Did I even know where I was?

The answers I don’t know
No one left to tell
Gone are the memories
I may have once held.

The business of new life
Took over and I cried
Sad to be leaving
The soft, warm womb
Where my mother kept me
Safe and alive.

I may not remember
No one left to tell
But I know I was born and
With love I was held.
~Patrice

 

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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