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My Heart Aches

September 30, 2022

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Dead Turtle in Costa Rica ~ Photo by Patrice

My heart aches for the life
That could have been
The life cut short for no reason
Other than seemed a good thing
To do in the universal scheme.

My heart aches, my eyes bleed
Nothing is fair that I perceive
Maybe tomorrow sense will breathe
Understanding into all of this
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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Don’t Tell Me

September 29, 2022
Don't tell me ~ Illustration by Patrice

Don’t tell me 
I must be the same
same as you, not me.

Don’t tell me
my beating heart
doesn’t count.

Don’t tell me 
my thoughts are just lies.

Don’t tell me 
the tears I weep will never
bring back ones lost.

Don’t tell me this
I ask of you
I plead, I cry. 
~ Patrice  



@Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Can I Be Vain

September 28, 2022
Can I Be Vain ~ Photo by Patrice

I be vain? 

show distain
for that
which I don’t appreciate? 

Would I be judged
found to be a shallow
miserable entity? 

I afford to be? 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


You Heard Me Call

September 27, 2022
You Heard Me Call ~ Watercolour Art by Patrice

You heard me call. 

You heard me speak.

Whatever happened
you didn’t seek? 

with all that’s wrong
makes you sad
makes you weep?

No help will come
we do not know.

No trouble solved
the answer isn’t seen
the question asked.

you sit in the midst
of what
just don’t know. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


I Don’t Care

September 26, 2022
I Don't Care - Photo by Patrice

I don’t care
If you’re white or black
Whether you’ve seen the sacred cow
Any of that
That makes us different
In thoughts and acts
We are still human beings
We are family
Joined it seems
To live life as best we can
Making full of love for all
All of us
Other beings. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


My Heart

September 16, 2022

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Diva and Lise Painting ~ Watercolour by Patrice

My heart rules, my heart says
Be the best and then leave the rest
Don’t look for bad nor tolerate those
That bring it.

My heart hears all kinds of things
Water crashing on distant shores
A baby bird looking for some more
The calling of a lonesome wolf.

My heart feels the touch of necessity
A coffee warm, so tasty
The gentle caress from one
So loved.

My heart does all these things
While beating life and breathe
Into everything.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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Seek Then You Shall Find

September 15, 2022
Seek Then You Shall Find ~ Photo by Patrice

Then you shall find 
Hidden treasures 
Most divine. 

Did they come from 
Did they arrive? 

Is the secret 
The answer
You need to answer 
To surmise. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Why Bother

September 13, 2022
Why Bother ~ Photo by Patrice

Why bother 
To be in the midst of anxiety 
To dwell 
Within destitution? 

Makes no sense 
To me. 

Be free to see 
The joys of happiness  
The heights of ecstasy. 

It’s a choice to be 
A decision 
made by you, by me 
Let it be. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Power My Life

September 12, 2022
Power My Life ~ Photo by Patrice

Power my life
To be the best
The best
I can be.

Let no secrets keep me
From being that one
I want
Need to be.

Let joy soar
Singing far above
Around my head.

I see what I’m capable of
All I need
I want to be.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022

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