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Our Best

January 27, 2023

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Amaryllis ~ Photo by Patrice

We look to do our best
To see the best
And live a life of no unrest.

Sometimes it works
Sometimes we fail.

But in the end
we live, we love
We follow our destiny’s trail.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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Time Bends

January 25, 2023
The Hours Drip Away ~ Photo by Patrice

Time bends

Hours drip away 
In all places of the world 
The universe 
Galaxies swirling. 

Time bends

Somewhere it’s tomorrow 
Is gone 
It’s already been. 

Then there’s 
Can we go back 
See it happen, happen 
All over again? 

Time bends
~ Patrice  

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


My Friend

January 23, 2023
My Friend ~ Photo by Patrice

Do I know you 
Have you been 

My friend? 

Will I know that in times of trouble
I can count on you
Once more, once again? 

Questions, answers
I say, ask  
Over and over again 

I don’t know for certain
You really are 

My friend. 
~ Patrice  

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


This Day

January 16, 2023

I’ve written 2-3 writings, poems for this day.  
This day I’ve been dreading since last December.

Ceile, our beloved Rottweiler has been very sick
and we knew this day would come.

She would have ‘Good Days’ eat, chase, her ‘Green Ball’ wag, her tail and cuddle on the sofa. Then there would be ‘Bad Days’ She wouldn’t eat, diarrhoea, puke after drinking too much water from the prednisone she was taking.
We knew, knew our time was limited and short.
Too many ‘Bad Days’ and it’s all over.

Yesterday, we accepted that there was no time left. 

None of the writings I wrote for this sad day, say how I feel as much as
this that I wrote many years ago to a friend who had just lost her beloved mastiff.
Please read, think of those who you have lost, hug those still with you
and send your best
to our Ceile for the journey she’s about to begin.

Peace and Love

Ceile and her Pink Lady

The bond of Love
We share
Can never be broken
The memory
One so loved
Will never be
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2023


No One Knows

January 11, 2023
No One Knows ~ Photo by Patrice

No one knows 
Do they tell
Why the world turns
Doesn’t fall
Into hell.

Maybe it has
There we are
No one knows
Do they tell.  
~ Patrice 

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


Wondering What

January 5, 2023
Wondering What ~ Photo by Patrice

Sitting here wondering 
What has begun
What will take place
What has run to it’s end
What has not.

These are things I think about
I take to my heart
For it must live through every single thing
Every single bit and not skip a beat
No, it must not. 
~ Patrice 

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2023


Beauty In Nature

December 20, 2022

We come to see
The beauty in nature
Here, for all
To see.  

Just take a breath
Look around
All the magnificence
That nature has given
To you, to me
~ Patrice


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Beauty In Nature ~ Photo by Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Snow Flies

December 16, 2022

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Snow Storm ~ Photo by Patrice

Snow flies
And we answer
Why? Why?

Blizzards blow fierce white
Changing darkness
Into a brilliant seeing night.

Cold with icicles
Dripping down
Covering a frigid, frozen ground.

Rivers run underneath
A covering of ice and snow
Sometimes more than a foot deep.

We live thru this
We do exist.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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Things Happen

December 9, 2022

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Summer Torrent of Rain ~ Photo by Patrice

Things happen
I don’t know why
Placing me in places
Sometimes sad
Sometimes I even cry.

Then the heavens open up
Raining down
Blessings warm and bountiful
Covering everything
Everything all around.
~ Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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Once Again

November 10, 2022
Once Again ~ illustration by Patrice for New Chalice Brushes

Once again I write
What I see
What I’m to hear as the words
Begin to be.

Sometimes so great
Sometimes just grim
But all those words need
Need to be written.

Spoken in text
To those that need them
Those to who
They were meant to be given. 
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022

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