My Thoughts Race

October 24, 2016

Running First ~ Photo by Patrice

My thoughts race
I pace the floor
Could it be
Could I possibly
Have more?

My heart is open
It feels good fortune’s
Gentle rays
Come flooding in.

My head spins
My ears roar
My thoughts race
As my jaw drops
Beneath my chin
To the floor.
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson -2016


In The Hospital

October 21, 2016

Patrice Clarkson’s Blog

Last used Oct. 21/16

In the hospital
What’s the matter?
They are busy and I lie here
Can’t decipher all this clatter.

Pain is deep
But not a smatter
Compared to those around.

Want so dear not to be here
Go home, I want to go home
That is what’s the matter.

Looked in the mirror
An old lady peered
Looking back at me.

Smile at her, be nice to her
For she will be the one to get
You out of here.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2012

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October 20, 2016

Ganaraska Ultra Run

Running now
Running far
Can’t see the end
Not so far.

Running slow
Then very fast
Running smart
To kick some ass.

Running out
Bringing back
Running right
Away from all that.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016


I Paint A Face

October 19, 2016

Face Study ~ Illustration by Patrice

Every morning I paint a face
The one I want to show
Moving thru the day
With beauty and with grace
I apply colours sometimes
In vibrant broad, happy strokes
Other times I can’t help
The lines are blue
They weep, they cry
Hues blended in a colour
That represents the reason why.

 A smile I paint upon that face
Covering the worried lines
The anger
I hope not to find
Each morning I paint colours
To show love, beauty and grace
There on my face
With a special brush that covers all
The tired, frightened lines
I paint
Every morning I paint a face.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016


I’ve Been In A Bad Place

October 18, 2016

I’ve been in a bad place
My heart sad
My soul disgraced
I didn’t know what was pure
What was right.

I didn’t know, I couldn’t fight
That hurt I felt
It cut me through
I didn’t
I couldn’t sleep at night.

Better now
Now I feel rays of warmth
Basking that same soul
In glorious full sunlight.

Now I know
Now I see
The world is mine
It’s all it has to be.
~ Patrice

Awed Rock ~ Photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016



October 17, 2016

Travel thru life ~ Photo by Patrice

When I reach for the sky
I lose the restraints that keep me tied.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016


Sadness Comes And Goes

October 14, 2016

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Sadness comes
and goes
Strive to feel
The pain
Then let it go.

No use to dwell
And ponder
Just see it
And let it go.

It makes you
No less
It makes you
No more.

It just makes you
The one to love
For evermore.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2012

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