Posts Tagged ‘struggling’



December 5, 2022

Understand ~ Photo by Patrice

Struggling to understand
to be fine

But can’t
can’t understand

What has happened

Is no longer fine 

Don’t know
understand in any way

Anyway I can.  
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022



September 16, 2020

Today ~ Photo by Patrice

Seething in the mist
Saddened by sorrow
Struggling to say
I don’t know why I let it effect me

Maybe tomorrow
Maybe later today I’ll feel better
I’ll let it go and celebrate
Everything sweet and beautiful
I experience just
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020


Feeling The Weight

December 18, 2019

Old House Window ~ Photo by Patrice

Feeling the weight holding me down
Struggling, fighting against a strength
That all I can say, astounds.

Maybe tomorrow the way will be light
Maybe then I won’t be feeling
This heavy weight I’m feeling tonight.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019



January 4, 2017

Golden in Trouble ~ Illustration by Patrice for Dogs In Canada Magazine

Struggling with the absurb
Making no allowances
For the ones that deny.

Moving forward with assurance
Knowing only right
Can prevail.

Nothing is for nothing
Wondering what it is
That keeps me out of hell.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017


Rancour Hiding Deep Inside

October 8, 2014

Face Study ~ Illustration by Patrice

Rancour hiding deep inside
Struggling, struggling to let it out
Outside away from me
And my distance memory.

Laughter’s good coming up
Throwing out all it can
Including rancour hiding
There inside.

Rejoice because rancour deep inside
Replaced by laughter’s bringing
Joy and happiness
Dwelling too, there inside.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Feeling The Fruits Of My Malay

August 21, 2014

Feeling the fruits of my malay
Pulling there and this way
Struggling to be free, struggling to be me
In this fight that wants to control
The very essence
That makes up this body and fills my soul.
~ Patrice

Farm view ~ Photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


This Morning I’m Struggling

April 4, 2014

This morning I’m struggling
Unsure, crushing blur
Can’t see around the bend
Can’t see free or happy.

Looking, trying to see
Be the good in this my journey
But this morning
It evades me.

Only feel failure, sadness
Struggling, struggling
Just don’t know
What or where I should go.

A lot have it worst I know
Makes me feel guilty
For I know I’m blessed
Have so much, so many opportunities
Yet this morning I struggle
I’m struggling.
~ Patrice  

Robins in Spring ~ Photo by Patrice

 © Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Struggling, Churning Round

February 10, 2014

Travel thru life ~ Photo by Patrice

Struggling, churning round
Don’t know where there is safe ground.

Grasping, holding tight
Fighting to see some kind of light.

Struggling, churning round.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Seeking Trying To Find

October 30, 2013

Agility in Motion ~ photo by Patrice







Trying to find
The answer
I don’t know.

Struggling more
Than you know.

This is my life
I should know
How to live happy
I just don’t know.
~ Patrice



© Patrice Clarkson – 2013


Deep In A Wretched Chasm Of Despair

October 18, 2013

Old House Window ~ photo by Patrice


Deep in a wretched chasm of despair
Struggling, struggling to get out
Out of there
Fallen down a well of no repair
Intimidating, dark down there.

Feel the walls
Feel their strength
They’ll help you climb back up
Into a life of freedom
Happiness, no despair.

Don’t dwell way down
Way down there
In that chasm, that well
Filled with hell
Way down there.

Bring yourself up, out
Feel the rays spreading out
Warming, bringing joy
Happiness all about
No pain.

No heartache there about
As we bask in the warmth
Of the sun, knowing
We’ll never fall back down
into that dark chasm
We’ll never, ever fall
ever at all.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013

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