Posts Tagged ‘courageous’


Brave And Courageous

April 2, 2014


Brave and Courageous
They stood on a hill
All together
They stepped forth with one will.

One assembled cars
While two tended farms
And another nursed the ill.

Honest and caring ruckus until
Obligation carried them on paths diverse
I remember still.

Their lives unsurpassed
In honesty, loving and caring
Working shoulder to shoulder
With family, friends and foe.

They may have passed
A long, long time ago
But I feel them still standing
Beside me here
On that same hill.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Brave Barking Dog

May 17, 2013

The barking woke her with a start
To a smoke filled room she must depart
She knew that barking saved her life
That awful, fateful night.

Through the flames she did race
Flying down the stairs with saving grace
Outside on the lawn, there she realized
The barking was still held captive there inside.

She flung herself at the door
To go back in and save
The barking not outside
But flames leapt out burnt her bad.

Then terror was in her eyes
As the barking ceased to be
She sobbed, she wept, she cried
Knowing, the barking just had died.

The barking saved her life that day
This she knows as she stares
At the scars of that frightening night
When the barking saved her soul
In a awful, awful frightening night.

Rest in peace dear brave, barking dog
You gave your life to save her life and
It will be remembered throughout all life
That brave, courageous barking dog
Who saved her life.
~ Patrice 

Brave Barking Dog ~ photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013


Today Is A Sad Day

February 29, 2012

Today is a sad day
Full of memories and dreams
Caught amongst the reality
Of a death ever so serene.

His time had come
He wanted to leave
Not making it any easier
Just had to let him go.

Today is a sad day
Full of memories and dreams
A brave, courageous, loving guy
Died this day too long ago.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2012

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