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Looking Back Down

August 28, 2015

Originally posted on Patrice Clarkson's Blog:

Stormy Road ~ Photo by Patrice

Looking back down
The road I’ve been
Always knowing I could
Be there in a second
That place I’ve been.

So sad to know
So sad to be
Looking back down
The road I’ve been.

Don’t look back
Turn around and see
A new road
Opening up for me.

Full of promise
Full of majesty
Heartbreak gone
Back down the road
I’ve been.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2011

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Doesn’t Need To Be

August 27, 2015

When I hear something bad
My heart is oh so sad
Doesn’t need to be.

The cruel, the vindictive
The unnecessary
Doesn’t need to be.

Doesn’t have to be.
~ Patrice

Alison Parker and Adam Ward - photo courtesy of CNN News

My condolences to family and friends of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, My heart, my thoughts are with you.

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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I Am

August 26, 2015

Pen & Ink Drawing of an Owl ~ Illustration by Patrice for B.C. Central Credit UnionI am who I am

I am

~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Today

August 25, 2015

Ursa ~ Photo by Jennifer Clark

Today
Is a day unlike any other day
Filled with life
Filled with strife
And too, things nice.

Must make it my day
Do it my way
And at the end, at the night
I’ll look, see what a wondrous day
Was given to me.

Then I can peacefully sleep
In anticipation of what
The day
The next day
Will bring to me.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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There Wasn’t Much Time

August 24, 2015

My Best Friend ~ Watercolour by Patrice

There wasn’t much time
There wasn’t a lot
So into the depth I went
I sought.

Not hoping to sacrifice
Those I’d lost
Maybe to recover my love
My lot.

 In this life I’ve been living
Living with no thought
For those I’ve hurt or discarded
Certainly I’ve not.

It’s not the time
To think this
No
No, it’s not.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Rain Falls

August 20, 2015

Blooms in a Storm ~ Photo by Patrice

Rain falls
Pouring down
Wholly drenching parched hard ground
Giving life to what was once brown.

Rain falls
Its pouring down.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Why

August 19, 2015

Chipmunk sunning himself ~ Photo by Patrice

I am here and have not seen why
All the answers evade
And I question why.

Heart and soul both
Don’t know the reason
The reason why.

Deep breath, let it rest
Then I may understand and see the answer
To my why, my question why.
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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