Posts Tagged ‘illustration by Patrice’


Writing Comes Easy

May 7, 2021

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Chickens and Eggs ~ Illustration by Patrice for the Educational Publisher, Ginn and Company

Writing comes easy
It’s the meaning that is hard.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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We Keep Secrets

April 30, 2021

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

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

We keep secrets
We hold them tight
Never exposed
To see the morning light.

We keep secrets
Silent, secretive
They speak not a word
Sometimes to the grave
They’re carried, never heard.

We keep secrets
Untold secrets
We grasp them tight
Feeling the burden
The weight not light.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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No One Told

March 2, 2021

No One Told ~ Illustration by Patrice

No one told, no one said
the secrets hidden deep
beneath my childhood bed.

Monsters and thoughts
so deep
didn’t make sense
to a little child trying to sleep.

Only my mother and father
could keep
those things below
my mattress and my sheets.

Letting me just spend the night
counting sheep.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021


Thinking About, Remembering When

March 1, 2021

Thinking about
remembering when
life was easy
very different

Was then just a step
I tread upon
to reach the sky

Did I obtained
my desires
should I sit back,
sit down
begin again?
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021


Courting Life, Fleeing Death

February 24, 2021

Courting Life, Fleeing Death ~ Illustration by Patrice

Courting life, fleeing death
Time passes
Taking no regard for
The rest.

Holding close, pushing aside
All things
I love, despise.

In tomorrow
The world may change
Leaving everything
Just the same.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021


Heaven Helps And Holds Me Close

February 23, 2021

Heaven Helps And Holds Me Close ~ Illustration by Patrice

Heaven helps
Holds me close

Doors open
Others close

Life goes on
Changing most

Where I least expect it.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021



December 29, 2020

Together ~ Illustration by PatriceWe may not be together
but we won’t be far apart
together we’ll be again
when this misery does depart.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Stories Told

November 26, 2020

Stories Told ~ Illustration by Patrice

Stories told
Are the stories
I tell.

Are they true
Or did I just say words
That make the story
Told well?

Secrets revealed
Bad parts left out
Who knows
How can you tell?

Embellished or truthful
Telling a tale
To remember.

Not because
It’s told correctly
But told well.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Knowing Who I Am

November 6, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

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

Knowing who I am is hard to acknowledge
When the world tries its damnedest
To change what I am.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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Let Me

October 28, 2020

Let Me ~ Illustration by Patrice

Let me hold, let me love those
surrounding my heart

Let me see beauty
in the world static or moving freely

Let me embrace tenderly and with care
all those I see filled with grief or despair

Let me know when to be still
and when to move like a lighting bolt

Let me, let me be in all
this I hold, feel, see and care.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020

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