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Today

August 16, 2019

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

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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My Brother

August 9, 2019

Miss you still ❤

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My Brother

My brother has passed away
Leaving a hole
A void so deep that stays.

No laugh, no hearing his chuckle
No ‘Huh?’ accompanying
His incredulous, questioning smile.

No feeding the brown or the black cat
All memories now
No more, no more of that.

Now my brother, sleep quiet, sleep sweet
Rest now my brother for evermore
In heavenly peace.
~ Pat

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Feeling Down, Don’t Know Why

August 2, 2019

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Feeling down, don’t know why
Heart is cold, feeling nothing
Nothing that can be told
Or reasoned why
Angry most of all at what I don’t recall.

Then there is my head
My mind it’s telling stories full of dread
It saids there is no way things will be right
Just give up, curl up and sleep
Til late tonight.

That’s when my heart beats up
Pounding, ‘Don’t give up!’
I can make it right, deep breath
The rest will come
Before falling of sweet night.

Listen
Hear things dear to your heart
Let your mind wander but don’t let it start
The bad, the sad or that which will taint
The faint of heart.
~ Patrice

Wolverine ~ Watercolour Art by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Bring Your Heart

July 26, 2019

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Steffi and Bart ~ Photo by Patrice

Bring your heart to the fight
Let it show strength isn’t all that wins
Wins the fight.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson -2015

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When The World Is Laughing

July 19, 2019

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

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

When the world is laughing
And things are profound
Stand on their steps
Then lightly step down.

No holes will be barred
No one will curse or swear
Just jovial laughing
Not one bit of despair.

Hear the world laughing
Join the chorus of delight
Smile with pleasure
Let heartache take a hike.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Deep In The Rest

June 28, 2019

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Costa Rican sunrise ~ Photo by Patrice

Deep in the rest of sleep tonight
My soul does dream so vividly
Life is full, time is dear
Honoured by those held so near.

I awaken rested, never knowing
Time has passed
Troubles solved and circumstance
Seems not to be the threat I feared
So horribly.

No one drew or threw a veil
Upon my sight
Just goodness does
And will prevail.

I slumber now in perfect rest
No concern, no distress
Awakening to light cascading down
Upon my life where goodness
Does and will abound.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Strive For Happiness

June 21, 2019

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Rainforest Flower ~ Photo by Patrice

Strive for happiness
Creating love
Narrow the corridor
That harbours anger
Let it sink deep into murky mud.

Never saw it coming
Never heard the cry
Maybe in the beginning
I didn’t understand
The reason why.

Now that is over and it seems
The clouds have begun to dry
I’ll take my happiness
And make love
The reason why.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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