Posts Tagged ‘live’


I Have Seen

June 30, 2022
I Have Seen ~ Photo by Patrice

I have seen 
I haven’t been
the one  you want 
this I know 
I haven’t been. 

Days go by 
nights seem 
to melt into nothingness 
where nothing lives 
nothings been. 

Still you’re on my mind 
and I have seen 
there’s a chance 
you’ve heard my voice 
you’ve seen. 

I’m here
I live, I love 
I am
a human being. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022

Happy ‘CANADA DAY’ tomorrow!!!


Live Til You Die

June 20, 2022
Live Til You Die ~ Illustration by Patrice

Don’t live your life 
in a way 
you know how you’ll die. 

Live a life worth living 
til that time, that time
you really do die. 

Let joy, happiness prevail
all trials, heartache pale with moments
your heart bursts in joyous cries
your eyes run tears of gratitude
your ears hear angels trumpet

Stories of your magnificent life.
the life, that life
you’re going to live. 

Till you die. 
~ Patrice  


@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


Tender Ones

June 16, 2022
Tender Ones ~ Watercolour Painting by Patrice

Tender ones 
live and become
the strength that makes us

Living life 
so we too become 
the tender ones. 
~ Patrice  


@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


I Live, I Die

October 7, 2021
I Live, I Die ~ Photo by Patrice

I live, I die 


I laugh, I cry. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson -2021


Sleeping the Rest of Yesterday

November 17, 2020

Sleeping the Rest of Yesterday ~ Watercolour by Patrice

Sleeping the rest of yesterday
Looking forward to tomorrow.
Giving no thought to what happens
In today.

Silly way to live

Missing everything that happens
In living life just today.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Can I Venture To The Past?

November 30, 2018

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Teddy at the farm ~ Photo by Patrice

Can I venture to the past?
Relax and enjoy things seen
Fix what wasn’t right
Move forward
To this time I live in now
My heart will no longer hunger
For what has been and passed.

Can I?
Dare I venture to the past?
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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Not Alone

September 17, 2018

Wood Smiles and Sad ~ Photo by Patrice

Can’t believe I’m not alone
For there at my side
A presence stays
While I live, work, love, play
And some day, die.

Not alone, never to be
My journey directed
Choreographer, just for me.

I am loved no matter what
I have a place to stand
My back protected
My heart in loving hands.

My protector, confidant, spirit guide
May be those
Who have already lived
And now, have died.

Not that I care from where
They come
Just to feel that presence
At my side.

Will make my road
Smoother, a joy to live
Oh, such a ride!
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018


The Sky Is Filled

August 29, 2018

Deep Green Sea ~ Photo by Patrice

The sky is filled with optimism
No bird tweets lies
Nor does a bear weep
Wail or cry.

All is filled with beauty
And love
Not one seeks
To be denied.

We live, we love
And one day
We will surely die.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018


To Live In Turmoil

September 2, 2016

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

To live in turmoil is to not exist. ~ Patrice 

Nurse Shark ~ photo taken in Punta Cana

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013

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I Don’t Know, I Don’t Know

November 24, 2015

Mulmur Hills Squirrel ~ Photo by Patrice

I don’t know, I don’t know
How the world turns
Or where storm clouds go
I don’t know, I don’t know.

I don’t know, I don’t know
Why everything has an enduring spring
A cascading fall in between
Summer hot or cold, white winter falling
I don’t know, I don’t know.

I don’t know, I don’t know
Which one shows me life to live
Steps to take through it all
I don’t know, I don’t know.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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