Posts Tagged ‘rest in peace’


Riley Passed Away Yesterday

January 18, 2021

 Riley Passed Away Yesterday ~ Photo by Patrice

Riley passed away
his beating heart stopped
his breath ceased to be
only memories
memories that is all we have
you see.

A gentle, kind, wondrous guy
knowing, knowledgeable
a smile on his face
devoted beyond belief
this was Riley
who now has been.

He passed away, passed away
rest in peace sweet Riley
you were loved and loved
~ Patrice  

~ My deepest condolences to his family and all that loved him ~ 

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2021


Peaceful Scene

October 14, 2020

Peaceful Scene ~ Photo by Patrice

Waves of thunder cross the sky
Rain falls obliterating any peaceful scene
My heart wails in anguish
Horrified by what
I’ve seen.

May tomorrow ride the wave
Of sunlight streaming
Streaming across a quiet
Peaceful scene.

And I will rest in peace
Knowing life goes on
No matter what I feel
I’ve seen.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


My Heart Is Sore

March 19, 2016

My friend, Pat Carpenter

My heart is sore
My soul is too
I’ve lost a friend, a loved one
It was you.

So kind, so sweet
So strong, so dear
A gentle heart
I miss you being near.

No more to say
No more to hear
That laugh
That heartfelt cheer.

You had love for yours
Love of life
Blessed to know
Now gone to live with Christ.

We’ll miss you
My friend
Even thou we know you’ll walk near
We’ll see your smile, we’ll feel your cheer.

Rest in peace
My friend Pat
You are so dear.
~ Patrice

Good-bye my friend Pat

Pat Carpenter went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 17, 2016 with her family by her side.

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016


Nelson Is Dead

December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela ~ photo courtesy of CBC News Canada

July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013

Nelson is dead
Can’t believe these words
I just have said.

A brave, courageous man
Lived a life to make it better
For all men.

I bow my head in reverence
Say a pray
For those left behind.

For you see there will never be
Another such great
And wondrous, loving man.

Rest in peace Nelson Mandela
You brave, courageous loving man.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013


Brave Barking Dog

May 17, 2013

The barking woke her with a start
To a smoke filled room she must depart
She knew that barking saved her life
That awful, fateful night.

Through the flames she did race
Flying down the stairs with saving grace
Outside on the lawn, there she realized
The barking was still held captive there inside.

She flung herself at the door
To go back in and save
The barking not outside
But flames leapt out burnt her bad.

Then terror was in her eyes
As the barking ceased to be
She sobbed, she wept, she cried
Knowing, the barking just had died.

The barking saved her life that day
This she knows as she stares
At the scars of that frightening night
When the barking saved her soul
In a awful, awful frightening night.

Rest in peace dear brave, barking dog
You gave your life to save her life and
It will be remembered throughout all life
That brave, courageous barking dog
Who saved her life.
~ Patrice 

Brave Barking Dog ~ photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013

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