Posts Tagged ‘move forward’


The Feelings

July 19, 2022
The Feelings ~ Photo by Brent

Felt the feelings  
Acknowledged the goal 
Can I move forward 
Saving my soul? 

No answers
No thoughts of obtaining 
Elusive goal. 

Just in the feeling 
Moving forward 
Feeling all that I see 
I touch 
Now hold. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


The Sky Is Bright

April 28, 2022
The Sky Is Bright ~ Photo by Patrice

The sky is bright 
No clouds
In sight 
The way is open 
Light shows no notion of darkening
This glorious day 

I’ll move forward 
Sure my path
Will be straightforward 
All obstacles
Out of my way 

On, such a lovely day! 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


See The Way

March 1, 2022
Refugees fleeing the Russia-Ukraine war
Thirteen-year-old Jana left Chernivtsi with her family and two dogs. They travelled with some family friends who have relatives in Italy, where they are hoping to stay. “In Ukraine, children stay hidden, afraid their homes might collapse at any moment,” says Jana as she strokes her dog. [Ioana Moldovan/Al Jazeera]

See the way, see the path 
Move forward, don’t look back 

Embrace the knowledge 
You’re going to safety 

Where no one
Can hurt you 

Not now, nor never 
Just know, believe that. 
~ Patrice  

*Donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis AppealRed Cross

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


I Know

December 6, 2021
I know ~ Watercolour by Patrice

I know
my heart is broken 

I know
life has stood still 

I know
I must move forward 

I know
my head, my heart, my legs, my feet are standing still 

I know
that anguish will be a ever present 

I know
that tears will flow 

I know 

I know 
but still 


I love you so. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021



Have I Been Helpful

December 31, 2020

 Have I Been Helpful ~ Photo by Patrice

Have I been helpful, have I’ve been the best?

Looking back upon the year
What would I change, what would I let rest?

No time to dwell, no time for remorse

For I must move forward, look ahead
To the year yet to unfold
Anticipate it to be full of wonders
Yet to be told.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice


I Need To Know

May 25, 2020
Wicka ~ Watercolour by Patrice

I can’t keep you happy
I can’t let you go
No one can say the things
I need to know.

Bow my head in anguish
Raise it in joy
Move forward, telling
No one where or what
I need to know.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


I Know You Couldn’t Possibly Hear Me

May 21, 2020

Cotten Tail ~ Photo by Patrice

I know you couldn’t possibly
Hear me
I know I’m in this alone
But still I feel the road
Isn’t travelled by me
All alone.

Presence, shadows hover
Near and above
Whispers in silence
Make my heart beat
As I pray for help
From those I have loved.

Now is not the time to cry
For I’ve been given
A chance
To move forward
move ahead.

Trusting in
What I know is there
Not seen
Only in my head.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


I Have To Hear The Singing

May 12, 2020

Wood Smiles and Sad ~ Photo by Patrice

I have to hear the singing of the song
To believe
To move forward
Not look back nor doubt
Where the words come from.

That’s the only job that’s mine
Must breathe the words
Embrace the rhyme
Never forgetting they’ve come to me
At just the perfect time.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


The Answer

March 10, 2020

Morning Glories ~ Photo by Patrice

I don’t know the answer
The way

Only thing I can do
Is have faith
Move forward
On my path


It is the answer
It is the way.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2020


The Fight Is On

December 18, 2018

Lion & Rhino Standoff ~ Pastel Art by Patrice

The fight is on
Foes look eye to eye
No backing down
No clowning round.

Serious words uttered
Marching feet make
The ground shutter.

The sun looks dim
Trying to hide behind
Dark clouds that weep within.

No winners allowed
Only brave hearts move forward
No matter the thoughts
Indecisive or strong.

There is no right
There is no wrong.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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