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You See

January 19, 2022
You See ~ Photo by Patrice

You see
I’ve been there too
I know the heartache, the sadness  
Nothing, no one is left all alone 

You see
someone, somewhere has been there too  
we’ve never been alone 

You see
now you can be for someone else
the same as was done for you 

You see 
I know you see now too.
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022

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Every Time

January 4, 2022
Every Time ~ Photo by Patrice

Every time 
I hear your heart beat 
my breath is taken away 
Every time 

Every time
my heart does race 
when I feel your love so near 
Every time 

Every time
my soul seeks
refuge in the love we share 
I know I will be safe 
Every time 

Every time 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022

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The Feeder Hangs

December 24, 2021

Wishing all

‘HAPPY HOILDAYS’

Staying safe and healthy each and everyday
~ Patrice

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Squirrel reaching bird-feeder ~ Photo by Patrice

The feeder hangs
Quiet and discreet
Waiting for company
To enjoy her treats.

No bad or evil thoughts
Does she convey
Feeding all who happen
To pass her way.

Filled up or near empty
She stands quietly there
Holding something
She lives to share.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson 2017

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Loyalty Is Something

December 22, 2021
Loyalty Is Something ~ Photo by Patrice

Loyalty is something
We all need 
No questions asked, no what ifs 
No
None of that. 

When the world goes
Full round 
It makes sure
All
Is right 
All is above ground. 

That’s when
I see 
My loyalty is to 
The earth
All creatures, all things 
Including me. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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Death Is Overpowering Me

December 10, 2021

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Lone Dog – Art by Patrice

Death is overpowering me
Coming, telling me
What to do, where to go
Where to be.

Death is walking beside me
Holding gently, telling me
Souls who go don’t leave
They too, are alongside me.

Death is breathing life inside me
My time will come but not now
Go live a life full of love
Fun and beauty.

This death tells me.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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First Snowfall Brings Brightness And Clarity

November 29, 2021
First Snowfall Brings Brightness And Clarity ~ Photo by Patrice

First snowfall brings
Brightness and clarity to my life 
Looking at things covered in white 
Sleeping now
Thru the winter night. 

To awaken
All new, fresh and bright 
Once spring’s breezes melt 
This
Winter’s white. 

For now I see oh so clearly 
What the universe wants me to know 
I’m part of all life,
All seasons
Spring, summer, fall
and
Especially winter’s white snowfall.  
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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Been

November 26, 2021

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Robin's Nest in Snow ~ Photo by Patrice

As I sit here thinking
Of what is to be
And been
My mind wanders to things
That have passed, have been.

There are no memories
As strong as those
That I’ve lived
Been part of
Those that have been.

Future dreams that I’ll be living
Won’t be nothing
Won’t be memories til
They’ve passed thru my living
Going into what has been.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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No

November 25, 2021
No ~ Painting by Patrice

No words to say 
None to convey love and understanding 

No, nothing comes to mind
To articulate or define 

No, nothing
Nothing comes to mind. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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I Sit Here Wishing

November 19, 2021

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Ceile at the Beach ~ Photo by Patrice

I sit here wishing
What is
Could not be.

Hoping life
Would be a little gentler
Take pity on me.

Trusting it
Will get better
So all can be happy.

Doesn’t matter what I wish
Cause life is
What it will be.
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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Having A Hard Time

November 18, 2021
Having A Hard Time ~ Photo by Patrice

Having a hard time
For
I’m seeing the future
In a bleak frame of mind 

Looking out onto trees 
Dripping
As if crying along with me

My heart is broken
In
So much anguish and pain

I know
The sun will shine
Again 

I know
I will laugh 
Til
I cry once more 

But until
That time comes 
The future is sadness 
All I see 

A future bleak 
Without you here 
Near me. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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