Posts Tagged ‘understand’

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In It’s Grip

March 13, 2020

We’re ‘In It’s Grip’ but not the weather. Stay safe and well

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Ice Storm March 24, 2016 ~ Photo by Patrice

In it’s grip
It’s grip so tight
Hearing ice crack
As limbs fight to stay aloft
In the cruel, bleak night
Sparks shoot into the sky
Wires break, electricity dies.

We wait for help, to understand
A world changed, transformed
Across our little plot of land.
No cell phone works
No lights come on
Except from generators
Throttled up, throttled down.

While chainsaws roar cross the land
We do our best
To clean up, to understand.
~Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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Everyday I See Something

November 13, 2019

Stairs ~ Photo by Patrice

Everyday I see something
That resembles twelve
Part of nature, earth, sky
The clouds.

Breathing in, breathing out
Spectacular
as I turn
Whirl about.

Maybe tomorrow
I’ll understand, take it all in
Then tell the rest of the world
What it’s all about.
~ Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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I Haven’t Stopped

May 8, 2019

Chairs in Aruba ~ Photo by Patrice

I haven’t stopped to understand
Haven’t known which way
Is at my command
All seems so hard
To comprehend, to understand.

Please let me know
The knowledge needed
The way be seen
For without this where will I be
Except the same place
I’ve always been.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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Never Known Where I Belong

January 11, 2019

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Rottie Pups ~ Painting by Patrice

Never known where I belong
Seems to me my whole family
Is just wrong.

Why? Why?

Neither does my love’s
Seem willing to embrace
Me strong.

Why? Why?

I don’t know where I belong
Wherever I go
The same seems to apply.

Why? Why?

Am I from another earth?
Do I belong in a time
Gone by?

Can’t say
Don’t know what’s wrong.

Or should I just understand
The world belongs to those
That accept different as they are
Part of the woven web
Is what we are.

We belong, we belong
I now know where it is I belong.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Why Not Understand

November 23, 2018

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

3 Rotties ~ Illustration by Patrice

Why not try to understand
All the confusion swirling round
Like a crazy marching band.

Don’t know where, don’t know why
But somehow I need to cry
Release the hurt, set free the sigh.

Move beyond the crazies
Then maybe, maybe
Understand the reason why.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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Let Me Write Something Smart And Clever

November 5, 2018

Winter Orchid ~ Photo by Patrice

Let me write
Something smart and clever
Telling the world
Secrets they didn’t know.

Pour my thoughts out
Convey all the things
I understand
And now know.

Hope they show
Compassion, loving kindness
And a knowledge given me
That til then I didn’t know.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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In A Time Gone By

July 12, 2018

Brandy ~ Watercolour Art by Patrice

In a time gone by
We laughed, we cried
We joined hands to understand
The way life goes
No tears were lost
No embrace ignored
We lived it all
Life itself was our reward,
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018

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