Posts Tagged ‘inspirational poems’


Gently Lay The Burden Down

October 25, 2022
Gently Lay The Burden Down ~ Photo by Patrice

Lay the burden down 
Caress it softly
Hear the ground moan quietly
From the weight you laid down

Feel no anger, no remorse
Your work is done
You’ve travelled the entire course
Now, you are the one
To show the way.

Not deviating 
Not today. 
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Take Hold Of Me

October 24, 2022
Take Hold Of Me ~ Watercolour by Patrice

Take hold of me 
And please hold tight 

Protect, guide me
Through the darkest night

Let no harm come to me
Or those I love

This I ask, I ask of you
My sweet love. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


I Am A Survivor

October 20, 2022

I Am A Survivor ~ Photo by Patrice

I am a survivor 

I survived hatred, anger  
that made me a victim

I am a survivor

I came through
growing into someone
who understands how it happened

I am a survivor

Only hurt, remorse for those
who inflicted that hatred
that anger

I am a survivor

Have moved forward
build a life full of love, generosity
no hatred, some anger

I am

I am a survivor. 
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Holding On, Holding Close

October 19, 2022
Holding On, Holding Close ~ Photo by Patrice

Holding on, holding close 
all that I love and cherish
the darkest time.

Let us not be separated
hurt in anyway 
any kind.

This I ask
I pray
the wondrous, great Divine. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Don’t Know

October 18, 2022
Don't Know ~ Photo by Patrice

Don’t know 
where I’ve been 
what I’ve done. 

The truth

I believe
my life, my journey 
just begun. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Hold Me Close

October 17, 2022
Hold Me Close ~ Photo by Patrice

Hold me close, hold me tight
help me understand
the goings on that happened
have changed
my life.

Let no word be spoken
in anger nor strife
let love begin to heal
the hurt, the pain in this
my only life. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


No One Sees

October 12, 2022
No One Sees ~ Illustration by Patrice for B.C. Central Credit Union

No one sees
I need to see.

No one cares
if it’s good
just a necessity. 

It’s left for me to decide 
live with it 
or cast all aside. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


I Can

October 11, 2022
I Can ~ Photo by Patrice

I can see
can I understand? 

The way the world turns
upside down
back up again?

Can I stand, stand straight
as it spins
never moving
from where I stand?

I can
oh yes, yes I can. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Holding Out, Holding Close

October 6, 2022
Holding Out, Holding Close ~ Photo by Patrice

Holding out, holding close 
Thoughts of yesteryear

Knowing they arrived
Played out
Now have disappeared.

Reasons why, reasons known
I can’t decipher
I can’t cry out

All I know
they happened
They’re with me now 

Till I leave this earth, till I too 
Am no longer here.  
~ Patrice  



@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


I Remember

October 5, 2022
I Remember ~ Photo by Mom and Dad

I remember
when my heart was full 
my eyes didn’t cry 
my soul 
my soul could go 
anywhere and never die 

I remember
I remember then. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022

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