So Much Has Changed

August 20, 2014

Golden Eagle ~ illustration by Patrice

So much has changed
The world is not, not the same.

Death, anger, disarray

Where do I belong in this change
Playing out on what seems a sunny day.
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Getting Old

August 19, 2014

Mom and Twiggy ~ Photo by Patrice

Getting old
Is not for the mild or meek
Tough road lies ahead bolstered
From those already dead.

Aches and pains constant
Even if only in your head
Hip replaced, arteries clogged
Fingers arthritic and sometimes
The mind is just a smog.

That’s when you think of yesterday
Fill your heart with thoughts
That only knew life in a form of play.

Getting old
Will or won’t take those times away.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Temporary, That’s What They Say

August 18, 2014

Beardie in a Pot ~ Illustration by Patrice

Temporary, that’s what they say
Lasting longer, not happening
No way, no way.

Savour while it lasts
Then go about
Go about your day.

Knowing the best has come
Has visited you
Visited you and stayed.

Just a little while
A little while
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


So Cool Today

August 15, 2014

Chickadee on Feeder

So cool today a chickadee came
To where the feeder should be 
She looked and looked 
Then took a flight around
Just to check no seeds were hidden
Near or on the ground. 

It’s only August, too soon for seeds 
Flowers bloom in all their majesty
But honestly, look closely  
I see them shivering
Shaking in the breeze. 
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


We Crawl Til

August 14, 2014

Ready to Race ~ photo by Patrice

We crawl til we can walk
We walk til we can run
We run til we are done.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Bright Sky Glistens In The Trees

August 12, 2014

Morning Glories ~ Photo by Patrice

Bright sky glistens in the trees
Flowers reach and bees consume
Nectar rich in sweet, sweet bounty
Gentle smells, sounds relaxing
When breezes carry ease to me
The mighty sun looks down
And sees.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Feeling The Aftermath

August 11, 2014

Feeling the aftermath of a wonderful day
Pleasant people hearing words
That blend here and yesterday
Food made up, eaten just to pass the time
As thoughts of love and wonder fill the air
Bringing friends and strangers here together
In a amazing, wondrous day.
~ Patrice 

Ursa's Birthday Party ~ Photo by Lorraine

Listen to us singing Happy Birthday to Ursa.

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


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