Yes You Can Because You Are The Key

Life is too short to wait

Today I have been in creative mode, I have written two inspirational songs so far and I am very pleased with the outcome.  The songs are entitled “YES YOU CAN” and “YOU ARE THE KEY”, once I have had my songs registered with BMI and recorded on YouTube I will share them with you on this blog.

I am excited to share these songs because I believe that if you are having a tough day and you then listen to these songs, I am hoping the lyrics will connect with you in some way and uplift your spirits.  We all need a little morale boost now and again and I feel the essence of these two songs is all about that.

Make today be a “YES YOU CAN” day for you because “YOU ARE THE KEY” to turning your life around for the better.

Wishing you a day filled with happiness and joy, love Clarabelle.

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Take Root and Grow

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I am big on personal development, it is a massive thing for me, so so so important.  I also believe patience and timing is so important too.  Mix these things together and you get the following quote:

“Be patient, give the seed time to take root and grow…..then you WILL flourish like never before”.  (Clarabelle)

Please don’t rush the journey, enjoy the now, enjoy the learning and enjoy the growth, there is a much bigger plan for you, the Universe is bringing it to you, all in good time my friend, all in good time.  🙂

Much love to you today, Clarabelle.

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What Are You Tolerating?

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A Question to Ponder

You may not wish to answer straight away, you may wish to contemplate the question for a few minutes/hours/days or even a couple of weeks.  You don’t even need to post the answer on here, but it would be nice if you would and share your answers with others.  So here is your question:

What are you tolerating?

Here is my answer:

These days I don’t tolerate most things that don’t serve me well and I made that change for myself a while back after I came across this statement “You get what you tolerate”.  Wow, that was a transformational statement to me because it really made me think of what I was tolerating at that time in my life and didn’t wish to continue to tolerate.  This changed my thinking at that time and inspired positive change within me.

So these days, if I’m purely honest, I don’t put up with anything that I don’t want and that is because I have greater self-respect and self-love for myself, I have raised my personal standards and everyday I work towards living my life in alignment with my values.  My focus is on what I want out of life not what I don’t want and then I do what I can to achieve what I desire.  Sometimes this isn’t easy and I have to push past internal barriers but as long as I have moved one baby step closer to my goal, then I know I am progressing and I will definitely arrive.

You get what you tolerate and if you don’t like it, change it!!

Open the door to life

My day job is an Executive Coach and I work with individuals to break through barriers and make positive changes in their life.  Recently I have coached a few people who are doing just that, they are now ready and willing to face the stormy waters to eventually get to the calm sea ahead.  The weather may be changeable and challenging at times but by riding the huge waves, it makes us stronger from within.  Real change happens from the ‘inside out’, start there first.  This indeed inspired this next poem.         

Open the Door to Life

What’s stopping you, from dancing in the rain?

What’s keeping you, from moving away from the pain?

The clouds will move on, the sunshine will appear;

Uplifting your spirits and filling you with cheer.

Just take a moment, to treasure all you’ve got;

I bet when you really think about it, you have such alot.

Open the door to life, let the fresh air in;

Don’t let the bumps on the road, keep you from a win.

For there comes a time, when enough is enough;

Lift your head high and challenge the rough.

Soon you’ll be amazed, what you can achieve;

Smile with an open heart and really do believe.

poemsbyclarabelle, 28 April 2012

The Poemcast for the above poem can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

PBC Poemcast 10 – Open the Door to Life

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Rescue Me

We all go through some very tough times in life and for me it is no different.  I have lived with my own inner battles and often find, that is when my creative self-expression is at its very best, because I am living the pain but moving forward at the same time.  This next poem was written about a time in my life when I was in a challenging place, this I feel to me was a breakthrough poem.  There is always light at the end of the tunnel, believe that and you shall see and experience that for yourself.  Lots of love Clarabelle

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Rescue Me

It’s been a tough old week,

Feeling stressed, and out of peak.

But by releasing the feelings,

It allows me, to start my healings.

I’ve cried and I’ve struggled with the pain,

But I’ll use my learning to recover again.

The answer is there,

In the darkness, I stare.

Asking for help, does anyone hear?

The answer is within, there is nothing to fear.

***

So I look at my life, from a helicopter above,

Amongst the clouds, I search for the dove.

I raise my body, out of my soul,

Floating above, I see my heart with a hole.

I begin to imagine, life is so dear,

Swimming in the bluest of oceans, near the edge of the pier.

I drift back down and join my mind,

By taking myself out, the answers I find.

To appreciate life, and all it will be,

Is discovering the truth, and then you will see.

***

That to end it all now, would not rescue me,

To not wake up tomorrow, will not set me free.

Emotions are high, and the tension is real,

But to give up now, on a punctured wheel,

Is to say that this low, will not change in time,

I’m in control, for this life is mine.

So I smile with a tear, and get off my bike,

This journey ain’t over, it’s a wonderful hike.

So I lift my head high, and carry on,

The horizon is so beautiful, and from dusk till dawn, I will stay strong.

poemsbyclarabelle, 16 March 2012

To listen to the Poemcast for the above poem, please click on the link below:

PBC Poemcast 9 – Rescue Me

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My Christmas Life

When you feel emotional pain in your heart, sometimes it is really difficult to get into the Christmas Spirit, I know this because I experienced it for a few years in a row. At that time, I didn’t really want to celebrate Christmas and now I realise that that thinking was all wrong, it didn’t really serve me well.  This poem is all about that, release yourself from the heartache and cherish today for what it is, very very special.  May the joy of Christmas spirit connect fully to your heart, mind and soul.  Lots of love Clarabelle

My Christmas Life

My Christmas Life

Christmas after Christmas, the spirit died,

Pain in my head, from all the tears I cried.

No sparkling tree, under the moonlit sky,

A heavy heart, from the last goodbye.

Something felt missing, I let it all go,

 Focus was negative, no energy did show.

I had closed the door, to life and all,

Until little robin redbreast, chirped his jingle bell call.

He said…..”Open your mind, to all that could be,

Your spirit is alive, set it free.

Spread your wings, get out of the box,

There’s a twinkle in your heart, its voice does talk.”

Fireworks exploded, I joined the stars,

My Christmas Life on earth, was felt in Venus and Mars.

poembysclarabelle, 21 October 2012

Family Christmas Poems

Family Christmas Poems

Please check out Clarabelle’s eBook of Christmas Poems, entitled “It’s All About Christmas” – it contains 25 festive poems for all the family, one for each day of Advent leading up to Christmas Day.  Please CLICK HERE for more information/to purchase. PRICE:  £2.99

 

Out of the Shade

I wrote this poem only yesterday (20.04.12), it is about a recent time in my life when I was unwell and felt trapped in the situation.  Thankfully the sun is shining on me now but I remember those stormy days where I had to use every ounce of my inner strength to keep me sane and battle on…..it is in these difficult times in life when the courageous soul emerges with open arms, you just have to believe it is there.  

Through the darkest moments and darkest days – where is the light?

When my mind feels trapped and I cannot sleep, into the night

What a horrible feeling, when times are tough

The way out is lonely, the weather is rough

My soul is a prisoner, to all I have thought

My heart it feels dead but it cannot be bought

My values are here – an inner guidance they bring

Like the first musical note, before I do sing

They keep me sane and hold me together

They carry me forward, like I’m light as a feather

As I trudge through the snow, I call out my name

Keep going, don’t stop, treat life as a game

The character within me, fights through the shell

I punch and I kick, until I feel well

In this battle, although the bruises give me pain

No blood has been shed and inner strength I did gain

And as time passes by, the emotional scars they do fade

I walk into the sunlight and out of the shade

poemsbyclarabelle, 20 April 2012

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Love All Things

L.I.F.E.’ = Love It Feel Excited!!  This is my motto, it used to be ‘Live It Feel Excited’ but now I feel changing the word ‘live’ to ‘love’ is much more fitting.  This next poem is inspired by just that, wishing you an exciting day, love Clarabelle.

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Love All Things

I’m excited about life, and all that could be,

Opportunities are abundant, look and see.

A hop and a skip, will help me think,

Free up the body, as quick as a blink.

I sing to the music, my heart plays a tune,

I’m dancing and laughing, under the moon.

***

This world is so beautiful, treasure it all,

Love flows like a river, towards the waterfall.

Time may go fast, so treat it like snow,

It can melt in the moment, like a heart with a glow.

Your body will tell you, if it doesn’t like its fuel,

Look after it well, is the number one rule.

It’s nature’s way, to help us grow,

Love all things, and the love in you will flow.

poemsbyclarabelle, 16 March 2012

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Love All Things

L.I.F.E.’ = Love It Feel Excited!!  This is my motto, it used to be ‘Live It Feel Excited’ but now I feel changing the word ‘live’ to ‘love’ is much more fitting.  This next poem is inspired by just that, wishing you an exciting day, love Clarabelle.

love all things

Love All Things

I’m excited about life, and all that could be,

Opportunities are abundant, look and see.

A hop and a skip, will help me think,

Free up the body, as quick as a blink.

I sing to the music, my heart plays a tune,

I’m dancing and laughing, under the moon.

***

This world is so beautiful, treasure it all,

Love flows like a river, towards the waterfall.

Time may go fast, so treat it like snow,

It can melt in the moment, like a heart with a glow.

Your body will tell you, if it doesn’t like its fuel,

Look after it well, is the number one rule.

It’s nature’s way, to help us grow,

Love all things, and the love in you will flow.

poemsbyclarabelle, 16 March 2012

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After the Storm

We have all been through very tough times in life and I also have had my fair share.  In the midst of these struggles it can be very suffocating at times but it is at these stressful moments in our life, when even though we don’t see it, our broken wings are being supported and helped by others, until we are ready to fly again.  It can take time to fully heal, but during this time there are many blessings and many lessons and you will always come out stronger in the end and you will fly even higher than your imagination can take you.  This next poem is inspired by just that and maybe just maybe this poem is meant for YOU to read today.  Stay strong and believe this temporary situation will soon be over, love Clarabelle.

After the storm

After the Storm

After the storm, I was shipwrecked at sea,

But paradise appeared, and I saved me.

You’re never alone, at the toughest of times,

Many hearts surround you, releasing magical chimes.

This angelic sound, is not heard through your ears,

It’s a waterfall of love, expressed in your tears.

Close your eyes now, breathe in the light,

A blank canvas of thought, will help you sleep better tonight.

poemsbyclarabelle, 4 October 2012

The Paradox of Life

I was speaking on the telephone to my friend Amy the other day (15.09.12), we always have some really great and fascinating conversations about the meaning of life.  Often our conversations last for hours, honestly they do, we have so much to share with each other and having Amy as a new friend in my life is a true blessing.  In this stimulating conversation Amy said the phrase, “the paradox of life”, I loved that phrase and I told her I was going to write a poem about it……and so here it is.  Thank you Amy for all that I learn from you.  Love Clarabelle.

The Paradox of Life

  The Paradox of Life

The paradox of life, under the sun,

Awakens my spirit, like an ocean of fun.

Where the mind is set free, and all is calm,

I breathe in life’s freshness, and touch palm to palm.

***

I’m connected to my soul, life energy surrounds me,

I’m at oneness in this moment, yet feel part of ‘we’.

My body vibrates, to the frequency of my thought,

Manifesting dreams, answering my ‘what?’.

***

The voice has no sound, yet I hear it loud and clear,

It’s a feeling from within, as I continue to stand here.

Where is tomorrow?, What will it bring?

I smile to myself, as I hear my heart sing.

poemsbyclarabelle, 16 September 2012

Bubblegum Ambitions

I was listening to a YouTube video by Wayne Dyer the other day and it inspired me to write this next poem, ‘Bubblegum Ambitions’.  This poem is about living outside of your ego and being proud of who you really are, because you are the greatest you. Have an inspired day.  Lots of love Clarabelle

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Bubblegum Ambitions

You are not what you have, or even what you do,

You are what you are, be grateful for you.

To compare your life, to another one,

To agressively compete, under the sun.

Will take your ego, into the sky,

Bubblegum ambitions, no tears you will cry.

***

But then one day, there will come a time,

You want to change, from what’s mine is mine.

You crumble to the floor, and what once was real,

Is starting to flake, and numbness you feel.

There is always a way, to shine at night,

Glowing and flowing, it’s a natural flight.

***

Silent is the heart, it speaks to you here,

Vibrations of energy, simmer the fear.

Truth is where it’s at, go to the ocean,

The waves clear your thoughts, love is in motion.

Now you are hollow, now you are free,

Knowing what you live for, let your life be.

poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 26 August 2012

Language of the Heart

I had a meeting today with a very good friend and colleague of mine, a truly wonderful gentleman who is very kind, caring, a giver of his time, with a head full of knowledge and a heart full of wisdom, he is a very special human being…thank you ‘J’.  We got into a discussion about my poetry blog and ‘J’ very kindly said that I speak the ‘language of the heart’ through my creative writings.  I loved that phrase and instantly thought, “I’m going to write a poem about that”, and so here it is, with sincere dedication to ‘JM’, thank you for everything.

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Language of the Heart

Let the dust settle, before you start,

A journey of hope, language of the heart.

Strapped in tight, on this roller coaster ride,

To-ing and fro-ing, no place to hide.

Some share their secrets, others choose not,

A silent cry for help, raises true thought.

***

Yet far in the distance, beyond empty dreams,

Appears an angel and true love redeems.

All that is, all that was,

Take a deep breath, put life in pause.

A temporary moment, that challenges your smile,

Will soon fade away, then you’ll smile for a while.

Blue skies will appear, the sun will shine,

Because your spirit is glowing, you are divine.

poemsbyclarabelle, 12 September 2012

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Stay Strong

My brother was made redundant from his job the other day and with my Human Resources background I have been offering him some very much needed support.  I know that he doesn’t feel like being positive about the situation right now, and I fully understand it, but I hope, through time, he will realise the opportunities that he can now create for himself.  I am now reminded of this quote, When one door closes another one opens; but we often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” (Alexander Graham Bell).  This next poem is inspired by this situation and I hope that it instills some hope and encouragement for you and anyone you know who is going through a similar experience.  Raise your thinking to a higher level and build up your courage and confidence to help you achieve what you want in life.  Lots of love Clarabelle

Stay Strong

Stay Strong

Life can be tough,

The weather maybe rough,

But stay strong,

Find the inner strength, to carry on.

You are loved, have faith, believe,

You are special, focus and achieve.

One door is closed, but many are ajar,

Maximise your potential, you’ll go really far.

The world is on your side,

So fill your heart with pride.

Move on up, inspire your mind,

Get ready for change, you’re one of a kind.

poemsbyclarabelle, 4 September 2012

The Water’s Edge

Yesterday I had this inner calling to go close to the water, so I did.  When I got there, I instantly felt at peace, surrounded by nature which was indeed nurturing my soul.  I then got my notepad out and I wrote the following poem. Today, listen to your calling, inner silence is when it’s at its loudest.  Clarabelle

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The Water’s Edge

The water’s edge, sets my soul free,

Nature’s hands, are holding me.

Open space, silence in the lake,

This is real here, nothing seems fake.

A treasure island, where tranquility prevails,

A rower in the distance, sets his own sails.

***

The rain may be falling, but it is a beautiful sight,

Soft cloudy skies, birds beneath, in full flight.

The ripples on the water, come out to where I stand,

I take a deep breath in, and reach out my hand.

I feel no coldness, for love shares this place,

Its beauty is inside me, and puts a smile upon my face.

poemsbyclarabelle, 31 August 2012

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New York, New York

Start Spreading the News

I often remember special times that filled my heart with sheer ecstasy and excitement and I know I can bring that magic into my life at any moment, just by thinking about it.  I have a favourite city that I absolutely love to visit and it is the wonderful city of New York, New York.  I have an abundance of heartfelt memories with this magnetic city and whenever I hear someone mention New York or I see a picture of New York,  my heart does smile.  However, it is also important for me to remember that although these were especially good times for me, it is not about the past, it is about right now and about creating even better memories in the future – wherever my heart takes me my soul will follow.  This next poem is about my New York experience.  Let’s reflect on our happiest days, and by being happy right now, aim to make even happier moments by planning and creating the future that we truly desire.  Start spreading the news!!  Love Clarabelle.

New York City
Clarabelle & Lorraine in New York City, November 2007

     New York, New York

I left my heart, in New York, New York,

Happy celebrations, from the champagne cork.

Fireworks in the sky, magic in the air,

People coming together, it was wonderful there.

On top of the world, feeling so good,

My soul laid its hat, in this neighbourhood.

***

A city of hope, where dreams come alive,

A vibrant atmosphere, where busy minds do thrive.

I was swamped in emotion, a new world at my feet,

I danced in the rain, with new friends I did meet.

Although I’m not there, the pictures still play,

My imagination can take me there, anytime of the day.

***

But it’s not about the past, and that amazing time,

It’s about RIGHT NOW, as I search for the divine.

I create tomorrow, from my thoughts of today,

I’ve taken my heart back, and now I’m on my way.

New York, New York, I will always love you,

We shared special moments, so heartfelt and true.

poemsbyclarabelle, 30 August 2012

Sister Dear Sister

Often we go through life and we forget how influential our closest family members have been in our life.  This poem is a heartfelt sentiment to my wonderful and beautiful younger sister,who through the highs and lows of my life has always been there for me.  Thank you Leanne, you are so very special to me, more than you’ll ever know.

When we were young sis, we always used to fight

Early in the morning and mostly every night

I didn’t really appreciate back then, the special person in you

I now recognise that failing, so evident and true

But as we got older, I changed my poor sisterly ways

You became a best friend and we went on holidays

I love you my dear sister, you are so special to me

More than you’ll ever know, more than I let you see

I always feel so happy, when you are around

You cheer up the room, lots of laughter is your sound

And always when I need you, to my door you come a knocking

There with open arms and then we do some talking

You laugh at your own jokes and I find that very funny

Your spirit is so alive and your attitude is always sunny

Sister dear sister, you’ve made my life so great

I couldn’t ask for a better sister, 10 out of 10 you rate

 poemsbyclarabelle, 25 February 2012

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I smile when I think of that rainbow

Good morning from beautifully sunny Bonny Scotland.  I am really feeling the benefits of de-cluttering my house, I feel the air is lighter and the energy is flowing much more freely around me.  Another benefit of having a ‘clear out’, is that I am coming across more song and poetry writings from years ago, I found some more last night.  Until now, I have only ever shared poetry on this blog but I also write songs and thought I would share with you the lyrics from this song I wrote almost 20 years ago.  The song is entitled, “I smile when I think of that rainbow” – may your day today be filled with all the colours of the rainbow.  Lots of love Clarabelle

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I smile when I think of that rainbow (Song Lyrics)

Verse 1:  Shine a light, on the world around you,

See the shadows of life, appear every time.

Some are dark, and mysterious to others,

But they don’t see the inside, only the outline.

I have a vision, beyond empty detail,

Created from, these shadows alone.

They are pictured, in my mind full of memories,

Collected from past years, of my own.

Chorus:  I smile, when I think of that rainbow,

Arching over, all the good times I’ve had.

Protecting me, from the raindrops that have fallen,

Whenever happy, turns into sad.

Verse 2:  Tough experiences, can make you feel blind,

Because you can’t see the pictures, to understand.

Broken images, that don’t have no meaning,

They, are drawn from the wrong hand.

Paint a bright picture, to lighten up your life,

One that reflects, the most happiest times.

Open your eyes, and look past the heartache,

and listen, dull silence turns to bright chimes.

Chorus:  I smile, when I think of that rainbow,

Arching over, all the good times I’ve had.

Protecting me, from the raindrops that have fallen,

Whenever happy, turns in to sad.

Addition:  I want to, lift my head up,

And see, the rainbow above.

Lighting my heart, whenever it’s hollow,

The feeling I have, when I’m in love.

Chorus:  I smile, when I think of that rainbow,

Arching over, all the good times I’ve had.

Protecting me, from the raindrops that have fallen,

Whenever happy, turns in to sad.

poemsbyclarabelle, Song lyrics created 1993

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Where Is My Life Going?

I have been doing a lot of de-cluttering lately, and yesterday whilst clearing out my bedroom cupboards, I came across some poetry and songs that I had written many years ago.  I will share these poems/songs with you on this blog.  The poem below was written in 1996, at a time in my life when I was very unhappy in my job.  I remember, I used to take ‘time-out’ during my job tasks and drift off to another world, I would secretly write poems and songs about my life and what could be.  I distinctively remember how unhappy I was at that time, being in an unfulfilled job, but I am delighted to still see my positivity shining through in my poetry.  I guess even back then, I always believed in myself and that the current situation at that time in my life was only temporary and that I could do something to change that….and I did!!  I think by asking myself, at the time, the question “Where is my life going”, helped me to search for the answers from within.  Listen to the sound of your heart, your calling is calling you.  Love Clarabelle

Where is my life going?

Where is my life going? I ask myself,

Am I on a path full of fortune, with everlasting health?

I don’t really think so, as I trek up this hill,

For at this moment now, my fortune is nil.

But no, it is wrong, to think that sheer money,

Can change this life, from cloudy to sunny.

If I keep travelling, on this path forever,

Would it be clever?

Who could tell me, if it were wrong?

As me and my shadow, go walking along.

And when I arrive, at the crossroads ahead,

Should I go left, or maybe right instead?

I have decided, that no one but me,

Can choose my direction, in life to see.

The path may be long, and winding one day,

But on another, my feet shall dance the way.

poemsbyclarabelle, Created in 1996

 

Superhero

This was my first poem posted here on this blog in April this year, now that I have many more blog followers I thought I would reblog some of my favourite postings.  I hope you enjoy.  Have a beautifully inspired day.  Lots of love Clarabelle

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Superhero

I was inspired to write the following poem after spending some time with a new friend in my life, his spirit was very refreshing and his soul was very honest and true.  I sensed he was coming from a good place and it was that real connection with him that led me to write ‘Superhero’.

Superhero

Here comes the superhero into the night

Flying around, so wonderful and bright

There is magic in his eyes, I see he is brave

A courageous manner, towards all he will save

His strength is not obvious, it comes from within

A growing heart, that’s looking for its twin

Softly spoken, comes out these wise words

Turning my mind, like humming birds

Shall I ask him the question, that I want to know

How he picks up my spirits, when I’m feeling low

There is a connection, that the eyes cannot see

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Flying Without Wings

One of my favourite inspirational quotes is “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” by Gandhi.  I believe when YOU change, the world around you changes, you attract different circumstances, situations, people and things into your life that you would not have before.  As I continue on my own quest to be the best me EVER, I shall begin to share with you stories of real experiences in alignment with that thinking.  What one positive change could you make today that would make a positive difference in your life?     Wishing you a wonderful day full of choices and decisions that lead you to life fulfilment.  Lots of love as always Clarabelle.

Flying Without Wings

Life is good you know, my spirit is alive

Being just myself, like a bumble bee in its hive

Focus is so strong and grows deeper day by day

The world around me is changing, I’m living well this way

Creative imaginations, are like flowers in the spring

Their beauty is forever abundant, I’m flying without wings

poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 28 June 2012

Flourish and Blossom

Sometimes we don’t see ourselves the way others see us, often we can let our negative self talk hold us back but somewhere out there, remember there is at least one person who truly loves you for just being you, if only you could see yourself through their eyes, just knowing that is enough to make you feel wonderful inside today.  This next poem is all about that, I hope you enjoy and may all your inner thoughts be positive about yourself.

Flourish and Blossom

If you could see yourself, through my eyes

There would be no mask, or false disguise

You’d be true to yourself and all that could be

Walking tall, dancing on the sea

Your vibe is beautiful, the frequency high

Take a peek, a glimpse, just one more try

For you are, all you need to be

Your heart is shining, set it free

You have the power, to water the seeds

Flourish and blossom, fulfill all your needs

poemsbyclarabelle, 24 May 2012

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Discover a New Path

What are YOU waiting for?  What can you influence in your life?  I encourage you today to have a pro-active mind, to take control of your destiny and make things happen for you. Go on, you know you can do it. . . . . open the door to life.  Wishing you a beautiful day full of magical moments and pro-activity.

Discover a New Path

Time after time lessons come, and lessons go

Let life in, this is your show

The waiting game, slows down the clock

Open the door, don’t wait for the knock

A pro-active mind, is prepared for the now

Planning ahead, will answer the how

Discover a new path, to travel on

Where dreams of hope, are never gone

Explore, take charge and do what needs done

Put yourself out there and the rest will come

poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 23 May 2012

Battles of Life

Today I seem to be in a strong creative flow, fully connected to my inner emotions and life experiences.  It takes me to another place, another dimension brought on from memories of the past and thoughts of what could be.  I feel the words in my heart, they strengthen my self awareness and help me to understand the person I am today.  I continue to try to master the art of letting go. . . .what will be, will be.  This next poem shares some of this for you.

Battles of Life

Goodbye my love, like ships passing in the night

Our paths crossed, the lights were bright

The waves were fun, swept away in emotion

Our hearts danced, under the moonlit ocean

Feelings were high, but so were our fears

Abundance of laughter and moments of tears

The look in your eyes, told me your story

Battles of life, tales of hope and glory

The unspoken words, held close in the heart

Brought us together and tore us apart

The most powerful magnet, cannot compare

To the connection we have, but no longer you stand there

The sadness I feel, holds silence in me

Shall I leave this to fate? – What will be, will be

poemsbyclarabelle, 18 May 2012

Life is Bliss

Hello there and thank you for joining me today.  This next poem is inspired by how I am feeling right now, it was written this morning, in between meetings and at the height of my happiness and enthusiasm.  I am grateful for the beauty in this day, I wish you a wonderful day full of peace and joy.  

Life is Bliss

Life is good

I feel it in my mood

Happiness shines

Sweet beautiful chimes

Apples on the trees

Fresh fruits that please

Lighthearted chatter

My life it does matter

A positive vibe, radiates from me

Like a paradise island, that floats on the sea

The jigsaw puzzle, is now complete

The last piece fits, so perfect and neat

It’s a wonderful world, when I’m feeling like this

Love is all around, life is bliss

poemsbyclarabelle, 18 May 2012

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Make This Moment Count

I had a catch up today with one of my friends who is going through a rather tough time just now, feeling ‘stuck’ and struggling to make a positive change in their life.  We can all experience that at one time in our lives or another.   I offered up a listening ear, my full support and encouragement, they were very brave to share their feelings with me today and this self-awareness is the first step of their path to change.  The following poem is about that.

Make This Moment Count

Stuck in life, with nowhere to go

More downs than up, just feeling low

It’s tough to change, this situation around

To find inner strength, to lift yourself from the ground

But you can do it, just make the choice

To depart from the old, listen to your voice

The world is open, to your magic within

Take the first step, I know you can win

I want to see, a smile on your face

To light up the room, with your warm embrace

Give yourself time and make a plan

Keep a positive attitude and stick with ‘I can’

True support and encouragement, from loved ones is there

Make this moment count, face you fears, if you dare

There is always a way, don’t give up the fight

I believe in you, it’s all going to be alright

poemsbyclarabelle, 17 May 2012

Make it Happen

There are many great mentors and coaches in this world and one that I choose to learn from is the wonderful and wise Jim Rohn, “if you can change, everything will change for you” – go to work on yourself more than your job and share life’s lesson with others.  Imagine the life you want, have faith in your abilities, do the work and measure your progress, this is one way of learning to live a good life.  This next poem is inspired by just that.  Be the architect of your dream life.   

Make it Happen

Design your life, the way it should be

From the money in your pocket, to feeling free

To the sounds in your life and the books you do read

Who you’re around and everything you need

Take the time, to plan it out well

Make it happen, under your spell

True magic exists, when you really believe

That a fulfilling life, you can achieve

Take in the knowledge, embrace the dream

Collaborate with others, work as a team

Go to work on yourself and measure it all

Progress will motivate you, this is your call

poemsbyclarabelle, 14 May 2012

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When the Universe is Calling

Be patient…..sometimes the answer is right where you are.  This lesson I have learned today, some decisions and choices are not to be rushed, they need some gentle time to simmer before the right answer comes to boil.  Trust yourself, trust the universe and have faith in your inner guidance. . . . then lead the way.  This next poem is inspired by just that, I hope you resonate with it in some way.

When the Universe is Calling

When the universe is calling, listen with care

Be patient with decisions, before you go there

Channel your energies, in the right direction for you

If you get off track, you’ll soon know what to do

Time is of the essence, but don’t rush the choice

Options are plenty, hear your inner voice

It may take many months, to turn hope around

Never give up faith, are the echoes of my sound

The journey you’re on, will have its ups and downs

Between big city lights, or small village towns

The mind is where it’s at, remember that for sure

The soul does not need to travel, to get that guided tour

The answers are within, the question knocks on the door

Keep your integrity, authenticity will give you more

The lessons are in life, sometimes in the waiting game

Take your foot of the accelerator and ignite your internal flame

poemsbyclarabelle, 13 May 2012

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Creativity Flows

Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly.  Being in creative flow is a magical experience that we all have the power to achieve.  This next poem is inspired by the creativity within us all – unleash your human potential today.

Creativity Flows

Swinging from the clouds so high

Dancing with stars, in the midnight sky

Feel the fresh air, upon your face

Worries banish, without a trace

Imagination brings, wonderful things

Lost in its beauty, the sweet angel sings

Creativity flows and my soul is at one

The mind is free and the feeling is fun

The inner voice is calling, pen to paper I go

Writing true words, row after row

The meaning is heartfelt and empowering for you

Express yourself greatly and happiness shines through

poemsbyclarabelle, Created on 12 May 2012

Open the door to life

Poem, Open the Door to Life

My day job is an Executive Coach and I work with individuals to break through barriers and make positive changes in their life.  Recently I have coached a few people who are doing just that, they are now ready and willing to face the stormy waters to eventually get to the calm sea ahead.  The weather may be changeable and challenging at times but by riding the huge waves, it makes us stronger from within.  Real change happens from the ‘inside out’, start there first.  This indeed inspired this next poem.         

Open the Door to Life

What’s stopping you, from dancing in the rain?

What’s keeping you, from moving away from the pain?

The clouds will move on, the sunshine will appear

Uplifting your spirits and filling you with cheer

Just take a moment, to treasure all you’ve got

I bet when you really think about it, you have such alot

Open the door to life, let the fresh air in

Don’t let the bumps on the road, keep you from a win

For there comes a time, when enough is enough

Lift your head high and challenge the rough

Soon you’ll be amazed, what you can achieve

Smile with an open heart and really do believe

poemsbyclarabelle, 28 April 2012

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Out of the Shade

Poem, Out of the Shade

I wrote this poem only yesterday, it is about a recent time in my life when I was unwell and felt trapped in the situation.  Thankfully the sun is shining on me now but I remember those stormy days where I had to use every ounce of my inner strength to keep me sane and battle on…..it is in these difficult times in life when the courageous soul emerges with open arms, you just have to believe it is there.  

Out of the Shade

Through the darkest moments and darkest days – where is the light?

When my mind feels trapped and I cannot sleep, into the night

What a horrible feeling, when times are tough

The way out is lonely, the weather is rough

My soul is a prisoner, to all I have thought

My heart it feels dead but it cannot be bought

My values are here – an inner guidance they bring

Like the first musical note, before I do sing

They keep me sane and hold me together

They carry me forward, like I’m light as a feather

As I trudge through the snow, I call out my name

Keep going, don’t stop, treat life as a game

The character within me, fights through the shell

I punch and I kick, until I feel well

In this battle, although the bruises give me pain

No blood has been shed and inner strength I did gain

And as time passes by, the emotional scars they do fade

I walk into the sunlight and out of the shade

poemsbyclarabelle, 20 April 2012

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Sister Dear Sister

Poem, Sister Dear Sister

Often we go through life and we forget how influential our closest family members have been in our life.  This poem is a heartfelt sentiment to my wonderful and beautiful younger sister,who through the highs and lows of my life has always been there for me.  Thank you Leanne, you are so very special to me, more than you’ll ever know.

Sister Dear Sister

When we were young sis, we always used to fight

Early in the morning and mostly every night

I didn’t really appreciate back then, the special person in you

I now recognise that failing, so evident and true

But as we got older, I changed my poor sisterly ways

You became a best friend and we went on holidays

I love you my dear sister, you are so special to me

More than you’ll ever know, more than I let you see

I always feel so happy, when you are around

You cheer up the room, lots of laughter is your sound

And always when I need you, to my door you come a knocking

There with open arms and then we do some talking

You laugh at your own jokes and I find that very funny

Your spirit is so alive and your attitude is always sunny

Sister dear sister, you’ve made my life so great

I couldn’t ask for a better sister, 10 out of 10 you rate

 poemsbyclarabelle, 25 February 2012

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You are the King

Poem “You Are The King”

This poem ‘You are the King’ is written about my good friend who lives thousands of miles away from me and although we have actually never met in person, we continue to communicate regularly through the internet.  We have helped each other through tough times over the last year and this poem celebrates our brotherly, sisterly bond and growing friendship.

You are the King

We are miles apart but I feel close to you

A special connection between us two

Through challenging times, we helped each other

Our friendship grew stronger, like sister and brother

You are highly intelligent, with dark handsome looks

We chatted for hours and discussed inspiring books

I learned so much, in a short space of time

Uncovering raw moments, your soul it touched mine

In this crazy world, there is one law that’s true

The Law of Attraction, brought me to you

And in this dimension, new beginnings took place

Rekindling self-awareness, that showed your real face

Leonardo, Leonardo, you are the King

When I hear your smooth voice, my heart it does sing

And at the edge of the pier, I look out to the sun

The horizon is honest, where we meet everyone

Sunshine smiles, love and laughter

Our worlds did meet……I wish you happy ever after

poemsbyclarabelle, 20 April 2012

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Welcome to Clarabelle’s Life in Poetry

Life in Poetry

Thank you for visiting this page.  I love to use my imagination and create poems and other lyrical art such as songwriting, from the heart, therefore, this blog is dedicated to you, as I share with you my experiences and heartfelt meaning of life in poetry and inspirational messages.  I want these creative posts to connect with you and your own life experiences, maybe you are going through a period of difficult change in your life right now, or you are just needing a little bit of inspiration to create a positive transformation in you.

Created in “Flow”

These are all my own poems and songs created in ‘flow’ and often during my life’s highest of highs or lowest of lows, however I hope you interpret the power of my mind and the inner strength from within myself coming through in the poetry verses.

The aim of this poetry blog is to ultimately help you turn your life around and catapult you into achieving your greatest potential.

It’s your life, GO GET IT!!

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