Midnight Eyes

You heart forever glows, remember that.

Midnight Eyes

Midnight eyes,
Starry light.
Frosty moon,
Brightest white.
Love and hope,
Faith and knowing.
Smiling heart,
Forever glowing.

By Clarabelle

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Touched by Emotion

Touched by emotion,
Loving life.
Freeing my spirit,
From worry and strife.

Keeping it together,
Hoping for all.
Rising faith,
Breaks down the brick wall.

In the twist of the wind,
No enemies appear.
All friends together,
Filled with good cheer.

An unfulfilled heart,
Takes you beyond.
Frozen miracles,
Reflected in the pond.

Catch the light,
Let it shine all around.
Mystic and magic,
Will soon be found.

By Clarabelle

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Isn’t Life Funny

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A poem of how funny life can be sometimes….funny strange that is!!

Isn’t Life Funny

Isn’t life funny,
In a strange kind of way.
One moment you’re up,
Another you’re in dismay.

As the clouds pass by,
Remember one thing.
That all can change,
With a telephone ring.

For what you seek,
Is seeking you.
It’s in the air,
Travelling through.

It wants to make you happy,
It wants to make you thrive.
Growing like a sunflower,
Feeling so alive.

So laugh when you can,
Smile at the passer by.
Life is what it is,
And I know you know why.

By Clarabelle

Festival of Faith

Have faith, strong,strong faith that your dreams are here, feel them in your heart right now and rejoice in your festival of faith. A poetic verse for you today:

A Festival of Faith

A festival of faith,
Lives in me.
In gives me hope,
So I can be.
Everything I want,
And even some more.
Believing in the “yes”,
And an opened door.
It encourages my soul,
Breathing life into me,
An explosion of knowing,
That no eyes can see.
A feeling from within,
A heart with a spark,
Igniting my spirit,
Shining light in the dark.

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Hope Sets You Free

Don’t be a prisoner of your own mind, don’t tighten the straight jacket with unfulfilling whispers. Remember this my friend, hope sets you free. A poem about hope for you:

Hope Sets You Free

Hope is taking a chance,
A last look glance.
A hand held tight,
When nothing seems right.
Eyes with a soul,
Tunnel towards the goal.
A prayer at the start,
A loving heart.
It is the fire,
Lighting the desire.
A candle in rhyme,
Flickering through time.
Let hope be your key,
Hope sets you free.

The Angel of Hope is in your heart, welcome her today with open arms.

Love Clarabelle.

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All She Ever Needed

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Love

And somewhere along the journey, somewhere in the deepest part of her heart, she realised, that all she ever needed was to be love, do love and have love.

Be love, do love and have you will love.

Love always,

Clarabelle

 

Question of the Month

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So here is this month’s question for you to ponder and reflect upon,

What makes you feel good?

Well, for me there are lots of things that make me feel good but the one thing that sticks out in my mind right now is writing.  The funny thing is I never really liked English at school but I did love Mathematics.  It’s really strange how things have turned around because now I love writing and reading and I am not a fan of the number crunching anymore.

This blog has really helped me to connect with my thoughts, my feeling, my emotions and my inner creativity – I feel at peace when I write, it is so soothing and calming for me and it works as a dual purpose because I write to inspire you too.

So I do really hope that you are enjoying reading the articles on this blog – they come from a peaceful mind, a happy heart and an inspired soul.

So what makes YOU feel good?

Lots of love to you today,

Clarabelle

 

 

Together Forever

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Together Forever

Just show me love,
And I’ll show you the way.
An unknown path,
But I’m here to stay.
A new world awaits,
Hope is where I live,
Fond sweet memories,
True kindness I give.
Share your heart,
Let me see it all,
Building a new life,
Where stars do fall.
And the sun shines on,
Like never before,
Take my hand,
Let’s go through the door.
I see the rainbow,
Its colours so bright,
Together forever,
You’ve shown me the light.

By Clarabelle, 10 August 2014

 

Hearts Will Dance

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Some things are just meant to be and when all seems lost and the door seems locked, in walks love…..forever love.  May you find beauty, love and peace in the following verse.

Hearts Will Dance

And through the pain,
She awaits his heart.
Missing his love,
When he did depart.
She hears his voice,
Whisper in her soul.
She feels his spirit,
Making her whole.
In all this time,
In all the tears.
Words, “I love you”,
Unspoken for years.
It’s not too late,
Now there’s a chance.
To be together,
Both hearts will dance.
As she closes her eyes,
With a peaceful mind.
She knows he is waiting,
True love they did find.

By Clarabelle, 8 August 2014

I Love You

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Three of the most powerful words that touch your soul like no other, that make your heart smile inside, that help you to believe that anything is possible and that give you hope for the future and peace in the now.  What are these words?….these words can only be:

“I Love You”

Say it out loud, right now, feel how those words feel, those are three of the most impactful words you will ever say to someone.  Those three little words can turn EVERYTHING around for the better.  “I Love You” said with true meaning and heart can raise a shattered soul from the gutter and uplift it so much that it will be dancing with the birds around the sun.

When was the last time you told someone you loved them?  I know you know they know it, but when did you actually look them in the eyes, hold their hands and say to them “I Love you”?

Do it today, do it for yourself and do it for them……make today an “I Love You” day.  I KNOW it will make you and the other person feel so good.

And…….to you, YOU, who faithfully drops by every day on this Clarabelle Blog, “I Love you”…for being here…I LOVE YOU.

Wishing you a loving day, wherever you are in the world.

Clarabelle

Living the Solution

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Some things might surprise you.

I have had the experience recently of being very surprised with some of my life situations.  Fairly recently, I put my life in a suitcase and moved to another country, to what I thought was going to be the best job ever, I thought the job was going to give me everything I ever wanted.  I was so positive about it, so excited, so “up for the challenge”…..,.basically, I was super ready for this!!  Then when I get there, it turns out to not be what I expected, but hey that’s okay, I accepted that and moved on!!  You see I know what is important to me in life and I know what I need from a job that will make every day a joy for me to be there – that way the company get the best out of me in every way possible.

So what happened next?  Where do you go from here?

I tell you what I did.  I didn’t moan about the situation, I was truthful with everyone around me – especially myself, and focused on the solution to the problem…..NOT the problem.  You see there is a BIG difference, a HUGE difference.  I know that you get what you focus on, please let me repeat that, YOU GET WHAT YOU FOCUS ON 🙂 So I knew that I had to focus on the solution, I did, and within 2 weeks, I was LIVING the solution, albeit a temporary solution, but still a SOLUTION.  Yippee, yippee, yippee, this is a prime example of a positive outcome from focusing on the solution.

This temporary solution has actually worked out much better than I expected, a billion percent better……and it’s now got me thinking, that the place  I am at now, this “temporary” place, was actually a permanent piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

I am currently working on a more permanent solution to my career, but that needs more reflection and more time to get me to the next destination.  I now have absolute full clarity on what I need going forward, the misty fog has cleared and there are very beautiful and very bright days ahead.

Please remember, FOCUS ON THE SOLUTION, not the problem and LIVE THE SOLUTION, even if it is temporary, you just never know where it may lead you.

Thank you for being here and thank you for commenting.

Lots of love to you today, as always,

Clarabelle 🙂 🙂 🙂

Breathe

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I am in a poetic mood this morning, this one is for you, take it all in and just “Breathe”.

Breathe

Breathe in life,
energy from the sun.
Breathe in hope,
memories have begun.
Breathe in faith,
beauty of your heart.
Breathe in love,
the last jigsaw part.
Breathe in you,
Breathe in me.
Breathe in together.
Breathe in we.

Created by Clarabelle, 7 July 2014

Poetry: Wish Upon A Penny

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Personalised Wish Upon A Penny Necklace

I got this beautiful “Wish Upon A Penny” Clarabelle necklace created (handmade) for me as a special momentum of the poetry work that I do.  I have noticed that the search engines recently have been picking up on my poem “Wish Upon A Penny” and I am so very grateful to all the blog visitors reading and liking this poem.  I thought this lovely little bespoke penny necklace beautifully represents the “Wish Upon A Penny” poem so well and especially the words “In God We Trust” because I have complete faith in everything I do and go for in life – please see poem below, I hope you like it – oh, and don’t forget to make a wish!!  Love to you, Clarabelle.

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Wish Upon a Penny

I listen in the silence, sweet birdies do sing,
Should I turn on the TV and drown out their din?
I will ignore their calling, just for a while,
I’ve a busy mind, chores they do pile.
The sun it may shine, but my heads in a cloud,
A storm is brewing, amongst this crowd.
I’m strangled in frustration, fighting the war,
No one sees me and my internal decor.
To just get by, another day,
Gives me hope, paves the way.

Then Lightning strikes, STOP, look at your life,
Look at your reactions, creating this strife.
Sing another song, dance to another tune,
Darkness will fade, here comes the moon.
See the beauty, in each moment now,
Look in the mirror, don’t ask how.
Be grateful for your riches, you have many,
Create a new you, wish upon a penny.

By Clarabelle, 7 July 2013

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You’ve Got To Believe

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Self Belief

Having self belief in your own capabilities and potential is such an important ingredient to moving forward and achieving your dreams and goals in life. When you believe in yourself, you create such a positive energy around you that is contagious and others also believe in what you see for yourself.  This next poem is inspired by just that, keep going my friend and stay stronger than ever, because indeed, I believe you will get there.  Love Clarabelle.

You’ve Got to Believe

You’ve got to believe,
in all of you.
Your talents are amazing,
you’re a dream come true.
Believe and have faith,
you will reach that star.
It’s waiting for you,
shining down from afar.
Your energy will shift,
when your vision is strong.
You’ve got to believe,
this is where you belong.

By Clarabelle, 17 January 2014

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Courage and Strength

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The Truth of Your Heart

Expect the unexpected in life, it can shoot you down and leave you in the gutter of despair. I want to tell you something, because I’ve been there and there is always hope, there is always faith and I want you to believe that if you’re feeling like that right now, hold onto the truth of your heart.  Work on improving the most important relationship in your life first and that is the relationship with yourself – be your own best friend.  I like to pray when I’m feeling like this, so I made up this prayer to share with you in the hope that it may help you during tough times.  Prayer truly works for me, I believe and know this and I hope that it works for you too.  Lots of love to you today and always, Clarabelle.

Prayer of Courage of Strength

Dear God,

I say this prayer, from the bottom of my heart.
And I ask you to help me to stay strong in this time of need.
Please help me to overcome these difficult challenges,
And become a better person from the lessons therein.
Help me to build a loving and empowering relationship with myself,
So that I can turn my life around for the better.
Give me the courage and strength to forgive and to be forgiven.
Let me see the open door in the darkest night
Let my heart grow with true love, faith and hope.
And may my inner light shine and guide me to all good.
I pray that I raise my self belief in my own capabilities and potential.
And may this lead me into a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
Thank you for answering my prayer.

Created by Clarabelle, 12 January 2014

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Beautiful Dreams…..

Schoenstatt 

Below is a photograph of one of my most favourite places to visit.  This is “The Shrine” at the Schoenstatt Retreat and Pilgrimage Centre in Lennoxtown, Scotland (http://www.schoenstatt.co.uk/).  It is less than one hour’s drive from my hometown of Motherwell and I really do feel so blessed to be alive when I visit this stunning place, the setting is so beautiful and tranquil.

“The Shrine”

When I visit, I always make a point of going into “The Shrine” where I light some candles and say some prayers.  They also have, what I call, a prayer box, where you write down what you hope and pray for on a piece of paper, also sharing what you will do in return for your prayers being answered and then you place your folded up note in a large urn at the altar of The Shrine.  I always connect what is in my heart and soul to the lighting of my candles and the completion of the notes.  This is such a beautiful and spiritual process for me, I love it so much.

Inner Peace

I do hope that you get the opportunity one day to visit this beautiful place, hidden amongst the tranquility of nature, where you will leave with the most calming sense of inner peace living and breathing inside of you.

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Photo by Clarabelle of “The Shrine” at Schoenstatt, 12.10.13

It’s All Going to be Okay

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Sometimes you just need to say to yourself, “It’s all going to be okay” and it WILL be. This next short poem is just about that, for YOU.  I wish for you today a fabulous day, much better that okay, love Clarabelle.

Okay

I know it will be okay
I know because I think that way
I know and believe today
And this is what I’ll say
“It’s all going to be okay”

By Clarabelle, 5 October 2013

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I Am Sorry

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The Greatest Potential

Stand in front of the mirror today and tell yourself a more positive story.  Look at the beauty in your eyes, feel the love in your heart and the faith in your soul.  See how very special you are, you are unique and you have the greatest potential to be whatever you want to be. This next poem is for you because it’s all about telling yourself a different story……let this be your true love story to yourself.  Love Clarabelle.

I Am Sorry

I am sorry, for the hurt and the pain
Sorry for, the sleepless night again
Sorry for, the tears that fall
Sorry when, I missed the call
Sorry for, the past so bleak
Sorry for, being so weak
Sorry for, the yes and no
Sorry that, I didn’t show
I look in the mirror, there I see
I am talking out loud, only to me
What if I change these words I say?
What if I think in a different way?
I am happy, because I have a lot
I am grateful, for all I’ve got
I am beautiful, inside and out
I am kind, I have no doubt
I am strong and believe in me
I am everything, I want to be
I’m changing my story, look at my face
I’m smiling with confidence, in this place
I see the light, my goals appear
Visions of hope and faith are here
Words have power, choose them well
Start your day, in heaven not hell
Shower yourself, with positive thoughts
Banish the worries, untangle the knots
Wake up, to a brand new you
Shine in this moment and all you do

By Clarabelle, 4 September 2013

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Wish Upon a Penny

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Here is a wee poem I wrote last week, STOP that inner critic, pick up a penny, hold it close to your heart, make a wish and pass the penny on……..now believe that your wish will come true, MAKE your wish come true.  Wishing you wonderful moments of fulfilled wishes.  Love Clarabelle

Wish Upon a Penny

I listen in the silence, sweet birdies do sing
Should I turn on the TV and drown out their din
I will ignore their calling, just for a while
I’ve a busy mind, chores they do pile
The sun it may shine, but my head’s in a cloud
A storm is brewing, amongst this crowd
I’m strangled in frustration, fighting the war
No one sees me and my internal decor
To just get by, another day,
Gives me hope, paves the way

Then Lightning strikes, STOP, look at your life
Look at your reactions, creating this strife
Sing another song, dance to another tune
Darkness will fade, here comes the moon
See the beauty, in each moment now
Look in the mirror, don’t ask how
Be grateful for your riches, you have many
Create a new you, wish upon a penny

poemsbyclarabelle, 7 July 2013

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