Posts Tagged ‘survive’


My Face

June 14, 2019

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Mom and Twiggy ~ Photo by Patrice

Each morning now I greet a face
A stranger, I don’t remember
Back in time or space
An older woman surprises me in the mirror
Each morning, when
I wash her face.

When did she get here?
When did she arrive?
When did she replace that young girl?
Who greeted me in the mirror
As I
Washed her face.

Glad she’s here
Glad she survived and got thru
All the world put on her plate
When I think about it
I’m glad she took that young girl’s place
The one who used to
Wash my face.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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The World

September 18, 2018

Watching the Sunset ~ Photo by Patrice

The world doesn’t wait
For what I have to say
It moves forward, spinning
Light, dark everyday.

The world doesn’t turn back
Nor stop in it’s tracks
Because I’ve fallen, fell
While traversing my path.

The world doesn’t care
If I start to cry
There are others burdened heavy
Some have died.

The world doesn’t leave me
Far behind
It holds me, helps me
Giving me all I need
To survive.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018



February 20, 2018

Patti ~ Illustration by Patrice

Memories are with me
I wish had died

Memories of an existance
I think of and cry

No memories of happiness
Or pleasure survive

Remember memories
That took me out

Of the memories
That just make me sigh

Memories, my memories
That make me cry.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018


Confusion, Despair

January 25, 2018

Lion & Rhino Standoff ~ Pastel Art by Patrice

Confusion, despair
Don’t know
Which way to twist.

Fighting heartache
Fighting a vacuum
No air.

Survival is the call
Even if it may feel
Your back’s to the wall.

Stand true
Stand and know
There’s only one you.

You are the one
That’ll come thru
Brave, wonderful you.
~ Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2018


I Forgot

September 11, 2017

I have not forgot and hoping for a better world to come. In which we share love, courtesy, appreciation and forgiveness ❤


Patrice Clarkson's Blog

World Trade Centre Destruction 2001 ~ photo courtesy of Business Insider

I forgot
What day this was
I forget if a saddened sun shone
I forget what I had for lunch.

I didn’t forget the thousands that did die
I didn’t forget those that did get out alive
I haven’t forgot you helped those survive.

I can not forget the clouds of smoke
Rising ash, people stunned, sirens wailing
Unholy hell reigning
It seemed to last I have not forgot.

I can not forget
A silence as planes flew into concrete
Smashing trust, crushing hopes
This I won’t and have not forgot.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013

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When I Look Outside

May 29, 2017

Bearded Iris ~ Photo by Patrice

When I look outside
My heart does beat
The pressure rise
A world there where all
That breathe must survive.

Beauty, radiance
Seen crystal clear
Waiting for
Another bloom
To appear.

Times can be tough
Rarely an easy ride
Still all enjoy
They do survive.

This I see
When I look outside.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017


Wouldn’t It Be Nice

March 22, 2017

Nurse Shark ~ Photo by Patrice

Wouldn’t it be nice
If the world laughed
No one cried and in the sea
No fish, no lives
No one
No one died.

Wouldn’t it be nice
If the world turned
Looking at itself
Making no excuses, no lies
Just told the truth
With open-hearted sighs.

Wouldn’t it be nice
If the world alone
Gave all the happiness
Needed to survive
Holding everyone in a grasp
So tender, so alive.

Wouldn’t it be nice, Wouldn’t it be nice
~ Patrice

*Please help STOP Shark Finning

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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