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Run And Jump

May 10, 2021
Run and Jump ~ Photos by Patrice

Run and jump 
leave the pain of not knowing 
where you’ve been 
and
where you came from.

The answers will be questions 
for the ones
coming 
after you, after me.  

Settle in to knowing 
you’ve been, you exist 
and
you will in the future be
a cherished memory. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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Writing Comes Easy

May 7, 2021

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Chickens and Eggs ~ Illustration by Patrice for the Educational Publisher, Ginn and Company

Writing comes easy
It’s the meaning that is hard.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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Quietly

May 6, 2021
Quietly ~ Photo by Patrice

 

Quietly I lay 
waiting for the sky 
to take away 
all the hurt, pain 
I experienced 
yesterday 

Quietly, quietly I lay. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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You Know

May 5, 2021
You Know ~ Photo by Patrice

You know

Some days
I know 
and
some days you do. 

No one
is intrigued 
with not knowing 
what to do. 

You do your best 
you do
you do 
what else is there? 

I know 
and
so 
do you too. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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Worry, Wonder

May 4, 2021
Worry, Wonder ~ Photo by Patrice

Worry, wonder consuming me 
will it be okay or will I be 
surrounded by misery? 

Bite my lip 
still my wicked thoughts
fill the future with all that happiness
has brought. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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I Am Alive

May 3, 2021
I'm alive ~ Photo by Patrice

I hear the song 
Feel the vibe 
I’m alive

I am alive! 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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We Keep Secrets

April 30, 2021

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Jackal ~ Illustration by Patrice for Holt, Rinehart and Winston's reader, 'Flights Near And Far'

We keep secrets
We hold them tight
Never exposed
To see the morning light.

We keep secrets
Silent, secretive
They speak not a word
Sometimes to the grave
They’re carried, never heard.

We keep secrets
Untold secrets
We grasp them tight
Feeling the burden
The weight not light.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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My Father Passed Away

April 28, 2021
Last used April 28/21

My father passed away 
Passed away many years ago 
On this day. 

Memories are all I have 
Thoughts of yesterday 
Whether happiness, laughter 
Or crying in a most sadden way. 

My father was my saviour 
A man of strength 
I loved everyday. 

He had troubles
Complications like we all have 
As we travel thru our lives 
On our way. 

All this he overcame 
Becoming a beacon of light 
On my darkest days. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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The Beginning

April 27, 2021
The Ending ~ Photo by Patrice

See the ending 
The beginning to be 
Something different 
Exceptional
For you and for me.

No retaliation, nor regrets 
For this ending 
Will begin a new beginning 
Better 
For you and for me. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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I Hear Your Call

April 26, 2021
Last used April 26/21

I hear your call 
Your quiet voice 
sounding throughout
the meadowland. 

I hear your call
resonate 
from place to place 
making all that hear it 
Take a stand. 

I hear your call  
I will be there too 
shoulder to shoulder
following
your command.  
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson 2021

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