Posts Tagged ‘don’t know why’



September 16, 2020

Today ~ Photo by Patrice

Seething in the mist
Saddened by sorrow
Struggling to say
I don’t know why I let it effect me

Maybe tomorrow
Maybe later today I’ll feel better
I’ll let it go and celebrate
Everything sweet and beautiful
I experience just
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Why I Think The Things I Do

May 14, 2020

Foxy Painting ~ Watercolour Art by Patrice

I don’t know why
I think the things I do
Or why sometimes
They come true.

I do know my heart
Loves the way
Nature brings beauty
To me, to you.

To live in joy, laughter
Not thinking anything
Or blue.

That’s why
I guess
I think the things
I do.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Why Haven’t I

September 23, 2019

Credit Union Blue Water Poster ~ Art by Patrice

Why haven’t I seen
Your heart open up
Your voice speak
Soft, lilting words

Why haven’t I known
The place where all go
To be safe and unhurt
Why haven’t I?

I don’t know why
I haven’t been able
To experience all
Of these things.

I do know they exist
And know
Someday I’ll see all these
Beautiful, wondrous things.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019


Don’t Know Why

March 27, 2019

Man in Waterfalls ~ Photo by Patrice

I don’t know why
The sky does cry
The wind wail
And the earth spin

I don’t know why
I don’t know
Don’t know why.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019


I Thought

March 15, 2019

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Squirrel balancing on feeder ~ Photo by Patrice

I thought of that
And now don’t know why.

I thought of this
And now I feel a need to cry.

I thought of things
And still didn’t feel a thing.

I thought so
And now I know I didn’t know
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Morning Doves And Evening Grosbeaks

February 6, 2019

Grosbeaks at the Feeder ~ Photo by Patrice

Morning doves and evening grosbeaks
Ever wonder why the names they got
What they seek?

And how come blue jays cry?

While chickadees speak
Crows caw?

Truth is, that too
We don’t know why.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019


Things Happen

December 12, 2018

Summer Torrent of Rain ~ Photo by Patrice

Things happen
I don’t know why
Placing me in places
Sometimes sad
Sometimes I even cry.

Then the heavens open up
Raining down
Blessings warm and bountiful
Covering everything
Everything all around.
~ Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2018


Me, Myself and I

July 20, 2016

3 Rotties ~ Illustration by Patrice

Me, Myself and I
Together we go thru life
Me, Myself and I
Conquering strife, living life
Me, Myself and I
No one knows or been told that
Me, Myself and I
Can survive anything if we stand together
Me, Myself and I
Don’t know why life is this way but
We’ll live and love in a way,
Each and everyday
So there’ll be no remorse for
Me, Myself and I.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016


Running With Automatic Worldwide WP 5k

October 27, 2015

I have joined the Automatic Worldwide WP 5k and am going to commit to a 5k run each day from yesterday, Oct. 26th to Sunday, Nov. 1. It’s not that I’m an overachiever or anything, it’s just that on Nov. 4th, I’m having a cataract operation and have been told – No Exercise! – So, I’ll do as much as I can, while I can 😀

See you on the road, treadmill, pathways, anywhere there’s a 5k run in it! 

Day 1

The first of the 5k Runs for the next week was done in the afternoon on a beautifully wooded, winding, moderately flat road. Along with my trusty running partner, Mr. Thor who’s stoked to be doing it too!!! And I should add, charted on

Mr. T and Me ~ Photo by us

Day 2 

My Second Day of the ‘Running with Automatic Worldwide WP 5k
was done on a treadmill
It was late in the afternoon and didn’t have the light or time to go on the roads.

5k WP - Day 2 start

My trusty ‘Running Partner’ was there at my side once again.

WP5k - Day 2b - Running Partner

The view was stationary but still lovely.

WP -5k - Day2 - View


I did have to pause to take a picture as my running on the treadmill gave a very distorted picture…

WP - 5k - Day 2 - Distorted View

Then we were finished for that day!


WP - 5k - Day 2 - Final reading

And the reading said it all.

5k or 3.10 miles done.


Tomorrow is another day.

Another run.

Day 3

One more day, one more run on the treadmill.
Not my favourite, but just not nice out there. Tons of cold and wind, so the treadmill it is.
And the view isn’t that bad.

WP - 5k - Day3 - view from here

My dear, sweet running partner is out here with me!

WP - 5k - Day3 - Running Partner

And then we’ve Got’er Done!

WP - 5k - Day3 - time and milage

Til tomorrow.

Day 4

Sadly, Day 4 is ANOTHER treadmill day
It was dark outside and miserable.
So, treadmill it is

WP - 5k - Day 4 - treadmill reading

No pictures of the view because it would just be black night.


My running partner was beside me all the way


Last day used Nov. 4/15

See you tomorrow – hopefully out on the road


Day 5

I Climbed To The Top Of The Sky

WP5k - Day5 -Looking Back Down

I climbed to the top of the sky
Came back down
Don’t know why.

Maybe to climb again
Share the time
Feel the view
See the height
The deep dark blue.

I climbed to the top of the sky
Looked around
Came back down.
~ Patrice

WP - 5k - Day 5 - View from the top

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

Day 6

Today I was outside again and LOVING it!

WP-5k - Day6 - Winding Dirt Road - Photo by Patrice
Going down a dirt road, winding and climbing thru beautiful scenery

WP-5k - Day6 - Quiet Pond - Photo by Patrice

WP-5k - Day6 - Flintstone House - Photo by Patrice

And once again, accompanied by my dedicated running partner!

WP-5k - Day 6 - My Dedicated Running Partner - Photo by Patrice

All is well
Good today and tomorrow.

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015


My Eyes Cry

September 30, 2015

Golden in Trouble ~ Illustration by Patrice for Dogs In Canada Magazine

My eyes cry
They cry and I don’t know why.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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