Posts Tagged ‘disappearing’


Bright Beautiful, Sunny Day

May 6, 2019

Deer watching ~ Photo by Patrice

A deer came by my window
She stopped. looked me in the eye
She flicked her tail, twitched her ear
As she listened for danger near by
Then on down the path she went
No longer seen by me
Disappearing into the woods
On this bright beautiful, sunny day.

A few minutes later as I was off to run
There she lay, mortally injured
Unable to run
She heard my voice, so near, so close
Her tail flicked, her ears twitched
She tried once again to run
But her eyes were closed
Nothing worked and there she lay
Dying slowly, dying
On this bright beautiful, sunny day.

A woman in a big Ram truck
Slowed up just to pass the time of day
Not seeming to notice
A deer dying, on the side of the road
Nor if I had called the police
I had, they came, they put her away
I heard the shot, saw her body twitch
I saw her die on the side the road
That deer who was outside my window
On this bright beautiful, sunny day.
~ Patrice

Death Spot ~ Photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019



Fireflies Sparkle In The Sky

June 18, 2014

fireworks in the sky ~ Photo by Patrice

Fireflies sparkle in the sky
Flashing bright
Then fading, disappearing in a humid night.

Fireflies moving in a most erratic way
Flying high
Sparkling bright in a summer nightime flight.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


You Flew Off Into The Cold Dark Sky

March 24, 2014

Malaysia missing flight ~ Photo courtesy

You flew off into the cold dark sky
Never again touching your homeland
You’ve gone
Disappearing into that bleak sky
Why? Why?

You flew off into the cold dark sky
Never ever to talk, see family again
Did you sink beneath the sea?
Or arrive at a unknown destination?
Why? Why?

You flew off into the cold dark sky
Disappearing into the far horizon
Why? Why?
~ Patrice

Malaysian missing flight ~ Photo courtesy

My condolences, prayers and thoughts to all who have lost loved ones on this tragic, heartbreaking flight.

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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