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Wondering Why Or Did I See

June 15, 2018

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Sun Flower ~ Photo by Patrice

Wondering why or did I see
How the heart mends
Without any seams.

Tragedy, chaos and most likely strife
Rip holes in my being
Then along comes kindness
Dipped in strength
Changing everything.

A smile, a laugh, a gentle caress
Hold me together
Thru anything.

I’m not wondering
I know, I see
With love my heart mends
Without any seams.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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When I Feel

June 13, 2018

German Rottie ~ Painting by Patrice

When I feel I must go
Not to stay
Then I’ll know the path
The path to take
No remorse will come to mind
No fallen down
No mistake
The sun will shine
Rain will fall
The moon shall rise
And
I’ll be at peace
With it all.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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Today Or Yesterday

June 8, 2018

No makeup on today
Or yesterday
Skin festering, itching burning
Hives have made their way
Onto my face, my neck
Above my heart
Everywhere it seems
Gasping for some respite
Scratched raw
Went seeking help
Not once but twice
Yesterday.

Black Coral ~ Photo by Brent

The world has turned again
For today
I have my peace, my rest
Skin reduced to normal
Not like yesterday
On rising this morning, today
No more itching
Scratching
Like yesterday.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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Sadly See

June 4, 2018

Sweet Thor ~ Photo by Patrice

Sadly see panic, terror
On the face of one I love
Can’t help
Have to let it be
Pass thru, let it pass
Understand it did happen
But now
Now it’s in the past
Where you can let it be
What it was
What came to be
I can’t know nor understand
Only support and be there
To help you thru
This past, awful memory.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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I Saw

May 29, 2018

Lazy Summer Days ~ Watercolour Painting by Patrice

I saw a chipmunk sleeping lazily
Enjoying the day
Quietly.

 

Dog Playing in Water ~ Photo by Patrice

I saw a dog splashing
Playing in the water
All alone.

 

Deer Eating Seeds ~ Photo by Patrice

I saw a deer eat seeds
From my deck
Secretly.

 

Broken Trees ~ Photo by Patrice

I saw a tree fall
Smashing all.

 

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I saw ants marching across sand
With a leaf in their mouth
They ran.

 

Connie Yellow Lab ~ Watercolour by Patrice

I saw a dog cry
Mourning the loss of one
Who’d died.

 

Upside-down Tree ~ Photo by Patrice

I saw a tree upside down
How could this be?

 

Hollyhock and Bumblebee ~ Photo by Patrice

I saw a bumblebee sip nectar
Quietly.

 

Fawn ~ Illustration by Patrice

I saw a fawn cry
Plaintively. Flying Stingray ~ Photo by Patrice

I saw a stingray fly
Majestically.

 

Crocodile ~ Photo by Patrice

I saw a crocodile up close
So scary.

 

Illustration by Patrice

I saw life abound
But none, not a soul, no one
Saw me around.
~ Patrice

 

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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Husk Falls

May 18, 2018

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Seeds, Tree and Squirrel ~ Photo by Patrice

Husk falls, dropping to the ground
Seeds of wonder spattered all around.

Dead or dying not necessarily their fate
Taking food, taking strength
From the earth, the ground on which
They were spat, they grow and create.

Slowly, quietly up to mighty trees
Strong and wondrous they unfold
Dropping seeds that too
Like magic wonder, grow.
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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Picky Partners

May 17, 2018

Mal pups ~ Illustration by PatricePicky partners don’t always last
Sometimes they bicker and fight
It goes on and on
For whatever reason it just
Lasts and lasts.

Picky partners need to let up
Knowing being together
Happily
Is what needs to
Forever last.
~ Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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