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I Paint A Face

October 16, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Face Study ~ Illustration by Patrice

Every morning I paint a face
The one I want to show
Moving thru the day
With beauty and with grace
I apply colours sometimes
In vibrant broad, happy strokes
Other times I can’t help
The lines are blue
They weep, they cry
Hues blended in a colour
That represents the reason why.

 A smile I paint upon that face
Covering the worried lines
The anger
I hope not to find
Each morning I paint colours
To show love, beauty and grace
There on my face
With a special brush that covers all
The tired, frightened lines
I paint
Every morning I paint a face.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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Hold Me Close, Hold Me Tight

September 30, 2020

Hold Me Close, Hold Me Tight ~ Watercolour & Pencil Art by Patrice

Hold me close, hold me tight
keep the light on
throughout
the darkest night.

Let no one say the words
that cut the heart
no matter
all its great might.

Keep me safe, keep me on
the path that’s right
then and only then my world will turn
and be alright.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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Thinking About The World Today

July 29, 2020

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

Thinking
About the world today
About all the people who have
Died
Passed away.

Most not their fault
A virus
A plague raced thru
Taking
Their lives away.

Sadness
Not gladness
Is the atmosphere
In this
Our world today.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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On The Other Side, Sliding Down

July 27, 2020

Beardie in a Pot ~ Illustration by Patrice

On the other side, sliding down

The slippery slope
Laughing, crying I turn round
I hope the way is clear
The path won’t steer me wrong

On the other side, sliding down.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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You Know I Can’t Tell You

July 13, 2020

Fawn ~ Illustration by Patrice

You know I can’t tell you
The secret to your success

It’s hidden beneath, inside
Your very own chest

The secrets will hide
The truth not told

Til you accept

All you’ve been given
All you behold.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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Remember When

June 5, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Safe and Strong ~ Illustration by Patrice for Ginn and Company's math book, 'Starting Points in Mathematics'

Remember when
Life was soft
And
Then the world burst
Spewing anger.

That is when
I fell from my heart
Landing in a den of angry giants
Eating,
Crunching hapless wrens
Cried in anger, feared for death.

 That is when
I saw the world
Issue out some justice
My tears were dried, my heart soothed
And
I remembered when.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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Seldom Do You See

June 2, 2020

Shepherd and Bouvier Pup ~ illustration by Patrice

Seldom do you see
Different species fight
Like you, like me
Seldom
Seldom do you see.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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Remember When

May 28, 2020

Jackal ~ Illustration by Patrice for Holt, Rinehart and Winston's reader, 'Flights Near And Far'

Remember when a laugh and smile
Were the only thing that made
The day’s itinerary song?

Remember when laughter
And carefree days lasted
All year long
The thought of winter didn’t
Come to mind
Didn’t come along.

Then there was when
A door opened up
And seriousness came along.

No smiles, no laughter
The whole day long
Winter winds blew
And the heart was frozen
In sadness
Crying was the only song.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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I Have Been There

May 19, 2020

Sad Golden ~ Illustration by Patrice

I have been there
Seen everything
Held my breath
And
Tried not to scream.

Sadness mounts
Envelops me
Reason why
Evades
Not only me.

Maybe tomorrow
All will be ok
Til then
I’ll live thru
This troubling day.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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I Will Come With You

April 20, 2020

Diva and Lise Illustration ~ Illustration by Patrice

I will come with you
I will walk at your side
together
we will face the heartache
and
come out the other side.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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