Posts Tagged ‘illustration by Patrice’


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


Remember When

June 5, 2020

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

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

That is when
I fell from my heart
Landing in a den of angry giants
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
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 do you see.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


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


I Have Been There

May 19, 2020

Sad Golden ~ Illustration by Patrice

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

Sadness mounts
Envelops me
Reason why
Not only me.

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

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


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
we will face the heartache
come out the other side.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Only I

April 15, 2020

Face Study ~ illustration by Patrice

Only I

Know the reason why

Only I

Sit in a place filled
With loving gratitude
And grace

Only I

Feel the presence
Of a spirit so strong
Knowing and forgiving

Only I

Is who I see
When I look in the mirror
And see

Only me.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Things Change

April 9, 2020

Three Bearded Ladies ~ Illustration by Patrice

Things change, wheels turn
Looking back is not my concern
See the path ahead
Focus on feeling
No trepidation
Remorse nor dread.

Heart holding
Embracing the best
Smile comes
Easing the way
As the sun shines on
Another brilliant day.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Knowing All

March 24, 2020

Classic Car ~ Illustration by Patrice for B.C. Central Credit Union

Knowing all
Does not help
To know
The best.

Knowing less
Leaves you open
To seek, question
All the rest.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020



I Have Not Seen Anything

February 25, 2020

Study of hands and paint brushes ~ Illustration by Patrice for New Chalice Brushes

I have not seen anything
I’ve looked and looked
But nothing, nothing.

My soul cries
Hoping to hear a answer
A answer for all these tears.

My feet do walk the world over
Treading, walking
Walking to find sacred ground

Where I can lie
Lie next to things that happened
Long ago, so profound.

Is this my journey’s life
A life lived seeking answers
Where answers are not to be found.

I hope, hope this is not
What will be
Will come to be around.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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