Posts Tagged ‘my friend’


My Friend

January 23, 2023
My Friend ~ Photo by Patrice

Do I know you 
Have you been 

My friend? 

Will I know that in times of trouble
I can count on you
Once more, once again? 

Questions, answers
I say, ask  
Over and over again 

I don’t know for certain
You really are 

My friend. 
~ Patrice  

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


A Happy Birthday Wish!

November 24, 2014

A Happy Birthday Wish!

Fishing Catch ~ Photo by Patrice






I’ve known you since
I don’t know when
The best there is
Not only cause
You’re more than
Just my friend
You’re my lover
My heart and a lot more
I can’t begin

Suffice to say…

~ Patrice







© Patrice Clarkson – 2014



My Friend John

January 15, 2014

John and Carol

My friend John
His life on earth is no more.

But I remember like just yesterday
All the things he did for me
Not looking for any repay.

Along with his wife Carol
Gave me strength
When I felt so hollow.

When I couldn’t stand
They held me up.

When I couldn’t walk
They carried me through.

When I couldn’t smile
They made me see
The joy
The treasure life can be.

When my heart was cracked
And wouldn’t mend
They sealed the breaks
With love again.

And then
When out of a house
No where to live
They gave me shelter
A home for me
My dogs and cats to live.

When I needed a car
To take me on my travels
John made the deal
By pretending
To be my father.

No returns
Did either ever request
Just loving
Sharing and respect.

Never got to say
How much it meant til today
Now I do request
That you Carol, know
I will be forever in your debt.

John please save a place
At that table
Where you sit with your friends
Smiling happily, full of grace.

My lovely friends
I’ll never forget
The most wondrous man I ever met.
~ Patrice

My sincerest condolences to all that called John
Loving husband, father, brother and dearest friend.  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Today Someone Died A Long Time Ago

November 14, 2013

Today someone died a long time ago
He changed my life
The course of things that could have been
And my time with him
May not have been so smooth
But I remember him
Yes, I remember him from so long ago.

Adieu, may peace and God be with you
My love, my friend adieu.
~ Patrice

Orange Lily ~ photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013


In The Beginning Was The End

July 12, 2013


St. Lucian Palms ~ photo by Patrice

In the beginning was the end
Life itself was not a friend.

Toil and struggle never bends
Onward, onward forever go
To time lost but you still know.

In the beginning was the end
Never ever to be my friend.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013

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