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See The Rings

April 16, 2021

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Sunlight in the wood ~ Photo by Patrice

See the rings
The rings of life
See them circle
Bringing
Embracing life
Different colours
Different lines
Going round
Since
The beginning of time.
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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Only If I Could

April 15, 2021
Only If I Could ~ Photo by Patrice

Only if I could see you 
feel your presence 

Only if I could keep you 
always near 

This  I would do 
only if I could 

Could be forever 
with you. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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I Hold You Close

April 14, 2021
I Hold You Close - Photo by Patrice

I hold you close 
I keep you
tight to my chest 
No one will come
between our love 
you are the one 
the best. 

Our love will live 
into tomorrow 
all the days ahead 
for you are my love 
the one I live for 
long for 
forgetting all the rest. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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I Let Them Go

April 13, 2021
I Let Them Go ~ Photo by Patrice

I let them go 
He held me close 
No words were said 
It was as if 
He was a ghost. 

Tomorrow may be 
A different day 
I hope 
He’s with me 
Keeping all
That’s bad at bay. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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Sleepy, Tired

April 12, 2021

Sleepy, tired
wake up from tired sleep 
open eyes, rub the sleep right out 
yawn quite a bit 
move about
breath in, breath out. 

Wake for the day starting, begin 
sleep tonight after dark steps in 
where once again 
sleepy, tired is what is felt
begins. 
~ Patrice  

 

Sleepy, Tired ~ Photo by Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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Old Lady

April 9, 2021

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Me ~ Photo by Patrice

When I look in the mirror
I see an old lady
Starring at me.

I agonize over
Whether she
Really likes me.

Does she think
Me silly
I can’t see.

But so want to tell her
I’m happy
She got to be an old lady
Just like me!
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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Why Haven’t You

April 8, 2021

Why haven’t you held me close 
Protected me from the worst, the gross 
Why haven’t you? 

Why haven’t you heard my pleas 
My calls for help 
Why haven’t you? 

Why haven’t you seen the worst 
And fell upon the evil that has me cursed 
Why haven’t you? 

Why haven’t you seen, heard, felt or been
The one I need 
Why haven’t you? 

Why haven’t you? 
~ Patrice  

Why Haven't You ~ Watercolour by Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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I’m Not The One

April 7, 2021
I'm Not The One ~ Photo by Patrice

I’m not the one 
to cry, weep or wail 
for the sky opens 
and all possibilities
will be at my disposal. 

Nothing to hinder me 
not one soul that fights 
is against the role 
that I see coming
for me. 

Laugh, cry
sing
a song of happy 
for it is truly
the road to eternity. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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The Heart Is Cold

April 6, 2021
The Heart Is Cold ~ Photo by Patrice

The heart is cold 
the lie not true 
changes made fall back 
upon you. 

Make your way 
bridge the gap 
be true to heart 
foresake not.

The ones who bled 
when you 
were far apart. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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Ideas Come

April 5, 2021
Ideas Come ~ Photo by Patrice

Ideas come 
sometimes they flow 
then
then sometimes
they stop. 

The page is blank 
not a thought, not anything
just a slate, a page
that’s clear. 

Then
then all of a sudden 
they flow 
in a rushing, gushing river 
that overflows. 

What a time, a place to be 
for it’s then I know 
I have ideas that will grow
and grow and grow. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021

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