Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’


Comes Into Focus

March 20, 2023
Comes Into Focus ~ Photo by Patrice

Sometimes it comes
Into focus loud and clear
No words spoken 
Everything is understood
All is
Yes, very clear
What you do with it
Up to you
Your decision to act on
Follow through.  
~ Patrice 

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


Hearing Words

March 17, 2023

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Pen Ink Drawing of an Owl ~ Illustration by Patrice for B.C. Central Credit Union

Hearing words in my head
They tell of times past
Sometimes things ahead

Listen well’

Is what they said

‘For in telling, we give you
A chance to know
Know how to deal with
What has happened
And what is still ahead’.
~ Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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Only I Know

March 16, 2023
I Know ~ Photo by Patrice

Only I know why
Only you can tell me
So reasons won’t
Become the only thing
I see, I know. 

Going past the known
With calmness
Desperately holding on
Caring not
If it’s right
If I belong. 

Only I know 
Only me has known  
All along. 
~ Patrice 

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


Known To No One

March 14, 2023
Known To No One ~ Photo by Patrice

Known to no one
Known by someone
Guiding my life.

Appreciative of the guidance
Acknowledge my life
Is held 
By a gentle spirit

Orchestrating me
The best 
The best life. 
~ Patrice 

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023



March 13, 2023
Honours ~ Illustration by Patrice for Holt, Rinehart and Winston's reader, 'Flights Near And Far'

Honours come
Then they go
Fleeting at the best
Don’t make them
All you know 

They are in your mind
They don’t exist
I hope you know 

In the air you breathe
Growing grass 
Rivers that flow 

No, they don’t know. 
~ Patrice 

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


Wondering What I’m Going To Do

March 10, 2023

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Mom and Twiggy ~ Photo by Patrice

Wondering what I’m going to do
Travel back in time
Or make memories all anew
Finding it hard to let go
Of thoughts and judgements
I’ve had, they just stay
They won’t go.

Heart is full, heart is fine
But it must be considerate
Of those along the way I find
Never to berate
Nor say stinging things
Be good, gentle
Moderate everything.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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The World’s Round

March 9, 2023
The World's Round ~ Photo by Patrice

I have found
The world’s round 

How profound 

Thought it was flat
I’d be falling off the edge
Holding on, grasping 

That’s what I thought 

Then I walked
I walked and walked
Coming back round
To where I found

The start 

Never falling off
No, I made it back
Cause the worlds’ round
It isn’t flat 

And that is that. 
~ Patrice  

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


I Won’t Be There

March 8, 2023
I Won't Be There ~ Photo by Patrice

No, I won’t be there
Not sure where
Won’t be there 

The sun won’t shine
Rivers only wind
Trees pine away 

I won’t see
Cause I won’t be
Won’t be there. 
~ Patrice  

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


My Heart Does Sing

March 6, 2023
My Heart Does Sing ~ Photo by Patrice

My heart does sing
A song so pretty
Blossoms bloom 
Grass grows
Birds sing 

For the song
Doesn’t weep
but reaches, holds up with strength
All that’s needed  

To keep the earth whole
Skies blue
Stars shining 
Waters running 

For they too
Such a lovely song
Of grace, beauty  
Sincere gratitude. 
~ Patrice 

@Patrice Clarkson – 2023


I Heard Your Heart Beat

March 3, 2023

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Shepherd and Bouvier playing ~ Illustration by Patrice

I heard your heart beat
I saw your breath breathe
My fingers touched your lips
My hands caressed your feet.

As my soul touched yours
I knew, knew there was
No where else in this world
I need be or rather go.
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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