I’m Free

I’m free,
As the air I breathe.
I’m happy,
Like an autumn leaf.
I’m loved,
Like the moon so bright,
I’m peaceful,
In a starry night.
I’m smiling,
As my dreams come true.
I’m here,
Always believing in you.

By Clarabelle


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


Missing at Christmas

Are you missing anyone very special this Christmas? I am, I am really missing someone right now and I won’t be with him this Christmas but I will be with him. every Christmas after that.

I try not to feel too sad about it because there isn’t anything I can do to change the situation this Christmas, so I keep my mind focused on all the other beautiful Christmas times we will have together. I also put lots of focus on what I do have to be thankful for in my life right now and there is a lot, a massive amount actually.

When I am having thoughtful “I am grateful” moments, I feel at peace, I feel inner happiness, serenity and very blessed. So if you are missing someone right now and they can’t be with you for whatever reason, think of what you do have in your life, right now and think of the blessing that is also you.

Love Clarabelle


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.


A Touch of Love

Be fearless

Spread a touch of love today, it will really make a difference to your day and to someone else’s day.  This could be anything from buying someone a cup of coffee, to making their dinner for them, or baking a cake for your neighbour.  A little bit of love goes a long long way and people will always remember how you made them feel and there is no better feeling than feeling loved and cared for.

Wishing you a lovely day wherever you are in the world.

Love, Clarabelle



A Little Bit of Motivation

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Motivation, Motivation, MOTIVATION

A little bit of motivation goes a long long way.  I love anything motivational and inspirational, so much so that I’ve got to get my daily fix.  I usually listen to 1-2 hours of motivational stuff when I wake up in the morning and then often listen to more throughout the day when I can.  Below is a list of just some of my favourite motivational and inspirational people:

  • Les Brown
  • Tony Robbins
  • Jim Rohn
  • Wayne Dyer
  • Abraham Hicks
  • Will Smith
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Louise Hay
  • Rhonda Byrne
  • Ralph Smart
  • Burt Goldman
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Bill Crawford

Super Focused

This helps me to stay super focused on developing myself in order to achieve my goals and dreams in life.  This journey of life can mess with your heart and mind sometimes – if you let it, so I believe it’s always good to have a mechanism or process that works for you to get you “back on track”.

My original music and poetry comes from a peaceful place in my heart and soul and I would definitely say that “hanging around” everyday with the above inspirational people has certainly helped me to achieve that and believe in myself.

So get yourself on to YouTube today and check these guys out because I know if you listen to what they have to say it will inspire you for the rest of your life.

Keep going my friends…..keep going…..keep going….and be grateful for what you have along the way.

Thank YOU for being here.

Love Clarabelle

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This Christmas

Christmas Candle

It’s All About Christmas

Happy Day 20 to you of sharing a Christmas Poem with you every day until Christmas Day.  This next poem is from my eBook, “It’s All About Christmas”, I do hope you like it. May you embrace the true beauty of Christmas spirit in your heart today.  Love Clarabelle

This Christmas

 Have peace in your heart this Christmas,

Be kind and loving too.

As snowflakes softly fall,

Let their magic uplift you.


Have love in your heart this Christmas,

Be gentle with it too.

As Christmas stars shine in the sky,

They make your dreams come true.


Have happiness in your heart this Christmas,

Be smiling with it too.

As Christmas trees sparkle with joy,

The spirit of Christmas lives in you.

 Created by Clarabelle, November 2013

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The Christmas Candle

Christmas Candle

Thank You

A beautiful and loving welcome to you, thank you for visiting this Blog and welcome to Day 9 of my daily Christmas poems leading up to Christmas Day.

Christmas Candles

I love candles I think they add a real beauty and ambience to any room, especially at Christmas time.  This next poem is about just that, I hope you like it.

The Christmas Candle

A flicker, a glow,
pure beauty on show.
That’s the Christmas Candle.

At peace, at one,
love for everyone.
That’s the Christmas Candle.

A glitter, a shine,
simply divine.
That’s the Christmas Candle.

A warmth, so bright,
On this Christmas night,
That’s the Christmas Candle.

Created by Clarabelle, 8 December 2013

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Open Your Heart….

“Open your heart and see that true beauty is everywhere.”  (Clarabelle)

Open your heart

Photo and Quote by Clarabelle.


Trust in your heart….

“Trust in your heart that you know the right thing to do……then do the right thing!!”

Trust in your heart

Photography and Quote by Clarabelle


Snap Happy

Balmaha Bay

Today I am going to go on a day trip to Balmaha Bay, Balloch, Scotland with my mum and during that trip I am going to be “snap happy” as I will be taking some beautiful photos for my new eBook that’s coming out, “It’s All About Gratitude”.  I am excited about doing this and it will also be really lovely to spend a day with my mum.

I love Balmaha Bay, for me it is a place of deep beauty and peaceful tranquility and sometimes this is just what the doctor ordered.  🙂

In 2011 I wrote a poem about Balmaha, I have already shared it on this blog before, but here it is again, just in case you missed it first time round:

Balmaha Lake
A frozen Balmaha Lake January 2011

Sweet Balmaha Bay

Balmaha, an inspiring place,
Oh how I love, your beautiful face.
The silent lake, speaks many words,
A magical paradise, beneath the flight of birds.
My soul’s at home, when I visit you,
I feel at one, below the sky so blue.
As I tie a yellow ribbon, around the old oak tree,
I appreciate your world, for all to see.
The air is clean, fresh and new,
The shimmering sunlight, makes a stunning view.
And the many boats, who sail in leisure,
Uplifting spirits, you provide great pleasure.
In hail or rain, sunshine or snow,
Your tranquil beauty, will always show.
For the depths of your heart, are in everyone,
Sweet Balmaha Bay under the horizon sun.

 Poem By Clarabelle, 2011

Wherever you go today and whatever you do, I do hope it brings you sweet happiness and fulfillment, much love to you Clarabelle.  🙂

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The Stunning Moonlight

Moonlight Sky from Clarabelle's Back Garden 24.07.13
Moonlight Sky from Clarabelle’s Back Garden 24.07.13

I worked all through the night yesterday and just before I went to bed at 5.45am for a few hours I looked out of my patio doors which lead into my garden and took this photograph of the stunning moonlight.  I had one of my BEST days yesterday, I feel the stunning moonlight gave me some beautiful energy that created moments of magic throughout my day.  I am very grateful for all that I have and I am very grateful for you here right now. Thank you, beautiful you, love Clarabelle.

The Stunning Moonlight

It’s 5.45am, I’ve worked all through the night
I look out of my window and see the stunning moonlight
I step into the garden, the birds tweet, tweet, tweet
The air is so tranquil, my heart whispers a beat
I am grateful for this moment, so special and rare
I gaze at the white circle, all day I could stare
I feel its magic, penetrating me
It’s watching me closely, setting me free
I feel its energy, uplifting my soul
It’s connecting with my spirit, engaging my goal
My day has not ended but yet it begins
My bed is calling but my heart it still sings
Goodbye Mr Moonlight, I’ll see you again
I enjoyed our conversation, now I’ll put down my pen

poemsbyclarabelle, 25 July 2013

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Peace in her Heart

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I have a lovely feeling of peace and contentment flowing through my body this morning, I am aware of it and treasure it right now.  I just had to write, here is what came out.  I hope you enjoy.  May your happy spirit touch other hearts today.  Love Clarabelle

Peace in her Heart

She woke up, with peace in her heart today
No inner battles, in her way
The fight has gone, war no more
Everything leads, to the fulfilment door
Now it’s different, now she can see
That an opened heart, will let this be
She knows that her gift, travels afar
She knows that her energy, raises the bar
And as the soft wind blows, contentment plays a tune
Happiness in the air, goodnight Mr Moon
This misty morning, is full of white
She feels its presence, she is the light
Her breath is silent, and simply pure
Because she is so certain, she is so sure
That all her dreams, are alive inside
The vision is here, nothing to hide
For her soul is connected, dancing free
Her spirit is full, of happy energy
But who is, this miracle she?
She can be “he” and she is “me”

poemsbyclarabelle,  Created on 16 July 2013



Beautiful sky

What do you think about sometimes?  My own answer is given in this poem – don’t forget the silence between the lines.


Sometimes I think, why am I here?
What is my purpose, is this clear?

Sometimes I think, who am I?
Is this life, passing me by?

Sometimes I think, far to much,
Over analysing, out of touch.

Sometimes I think, happiness is here,
Bringing me joy, full of good cheer.

Sometimes I think, be in the now,
Embrace the moment, not the how.

Sometimes I think, fast fast fast,
Making me dizzy, this cannot last.

Sometimes I don’t think, then I smile,
Peace from within, is here for a while.

Most times I let, my heart whisper to me,
Beautiful music, my soul dances free.

So sometimes free your mind, from thinking at all,
For ALL times the light appears, when darkness does fall

Guest Blogger May 2013 – Elspeth Thorburn

Every month I introduce you to a Guest Blogger and share their creative talent with you on this blog.  A very warm welcome to this month’s Guest Blogger, Elspeth Thorburn.  Elspeth has wonderful talent for poetry and has written this very beautiful poem entitled, The Path of Peace that she wishes to share with you today.  I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


Elspeth Thorburn
Elspeth Thorburn

My passion is life. I empower people to discover and utilise their own limitless potential for all areas of life.

I am a qualified Mentor and I empower individuals, families and small business owners /entrepreneurs. My purpose as a Mentor is to help individuals and business owners discover that they already have, within them, the ability to achieve their goals, create solutions to life’s challenges and instil passion for growth.

I deliver an Empowerment Programme specifically designed for young people in Education. This gives them soft skills and an alternative way of viewing challenging life events and develops crucial coping strategies. This helps young adults to discover their own potential and their life’s limitless possibilities.

My second passion is health and wellbeing. I specialise in teaching yoga in nursery, primary, additional needs and secondary schools, as well as teaching adults and private clients.

I am also an Independent Distributor under the umbrella of Forever Living Products, who have many Aloe Vera based products in health and nutrition, skin care and weight management etc.

My Background 

I trained horses working in several different equestrian disciplines. I was also ‘head hunted’ and helped establish two Equestrian Centres, one in England and the other in Scotland. I moved from the equestrian scene into the world of commerce, working in many different corporate environments, as well as charities. During this period I took up Sky Diving and enjoyed that for many years, prior to training in Yoga and Mentoring.

My hobbies and interests  

Singing: song writing: playing guitar and harp: poetry: recording relaxation CDs: environmental issues: walking in nature: and enjoying life to the full with family and friends.

I am a former President of the BPW (Business & Professional Women’s) Network.

Currently a member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IoEE)

Dip DY Post Grad

The Path of Peace

The Path of Peace

(Inspired by the World Peace Pathway

at the Hague, Netherlands)


The Path of Peace – it is a Key

A key for human kind

The Path of Peace at its centre

Has a Flame that burns Eternally


The Path of Peace – it is a Key

A key that man must choose –

To turn and open up each heart

And touch Eternity


This Planet that we’re given

The Blessings from above.

We are showered with God’s creation

We are bathed in God’s Love


But sometimes – when the shadows come – we simply turn away

And – turning to the darkness – we forget the Light of Day

But even in the darkness – somewhere the Sun still shines

No matter which part of night or day – the Sun will always shine


The Path has at its centre a Flame lit from the Sun

Just as in our heart our own Flame burns

Let us each unite – each and every one –

Uniting all humanity underneath God’s Sun


Let’s circle this beautiful Earth – where so many of creation’s gifts are given birth

Let’s circle it with Friendship

Let’s circle it with Love

Let’s circle it with Hope

Let’s circle it on the wings of the Dove

Let Peace encircle your Heart –

Then spread it out to every one

Let Peace encircle your Heart –

Let it be in every Home

Let Peace be in your Heart –

And in every Community


Let Peace be in every Nation

Let Peace be Now and in Eternity

Let Peace shine from your eyes

As they look up to the Stars

Let Peace Shine with Light

As the stars look on from afar


Just simply feel into your Heart

Into your “God Part” and into the Light

Then when you open up your eyes

You’ll brighten someone’s night


Then – if you smile – you will radiate the sun

Giving it to the happy souls and to the lonely one

For as long as anyone is lonely

As long as anyone is sad

As long as anyone hungers

For the touch of a loving hand

How can any of us rest and be at Peace with our fellow man


Reach out to every child – every nation – every creed

For the hunger in each soul merely reflects our own need

Touch your heart – touch your Light

Ignite the Passion – ignite the Flame

Ignite the Peace – Ignite Creation

Reach out to the World


In the centre of our beautiful Earth

Is a burning ball of Fire

Emblazoning its light and love –

Through the Earth it does aspire


Let your love and your light – that burns within

Let it Shine out through your Being

Let it Light the Way for you

And all others then will see in you

The Light that is in them too

Reflecting back the Lightest part of them

As they see the Light in you


Oh my Friends – reach out your hand

Touch another close to you

Reach out with your heart

Be open  – judge not as others do –

But simply do and simply be

What it is YOU are


YOU are Unique

You are your own Bright and Shining Star!

So twinkle in the night my friends

Be dazzling in the Sun

And know that Peace to Man

Will most certainly and surely Come!

 (with Love and Thanks from Elspeth Thorburn)

Copyright, Elspeth Thorburn 2013

Elspeth would welcome hearing from you and if you wish to get in touch with her, below is how you can do that:

Contact details  


Linked-in: uk.linkedin.com/pub/elspeth-thorburn/61/826/b42

Email: etflyinghigh@yahoo.co.uk

Facebook – Elspeth Thorburn Forever Living Products Independent Distributor

The Serenity of the Sun


Pure sunlight, it is beautiful, truthful and spiritual for me.  I remember when I wrote the poem below and how I felt writing it at the time, I felt at peace and at one with myself, it was very early in the morning and I knew I was connected to the power of the universe. Let the silence between each line, awaken your soul and connect your spirit to a higher purpose.  Your sun shines from within, let it radiate beauty and inspire other hearts around you today.  Much love to you, Clarabelle.

sun shine

The Serenity of the Sun

The wisdom, is in the space,

The silent thought, upon thy face.

Vibrations of hope, joy and love,

The serenity of the sun, as I look above.

Between the lines, opportunity awaits,

Creation of the soul, happiness at the gates.

The heart softly beats, today begins,

This morning I welcome, gratitude wins.

poemsbyclarabelle, 1 August 2012

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Now….what is now?

It’s almost 4am, I haven’t slept yet, I hear the birds chirping outside, they sound very happy indeed….I have this urge to write, not sure what will come out of my soul at these early hours of the morning but here goes……my heart speaks to you.  Much love and light to you today, Clarabelle.

Now...what is now?
Now….what is now?

Now…what is now?

Now….what is now?  I smile;

Peace, love, openness, for a while.

Moved by hearts, touched with care;

Self-expression, take me there.

And if I go, if my time has come;

I know my journey has helped someone.

They write to me, tell me it all;

The footprints of my friends, walking tall.

For in this moment now, I’m alive inside;

Filled with hope, beaming with pride.

You’re never alone, in this physical space;

I hear your cry, I see your face.

The wonders of the world, mesmerize me;

My mind has stopped thinking, the heart is the key.

So hold onto your hat, as the wind blows your way;

Challenges are a plenty, but tomorrow is not today.

Embrace the music, sing the song;

Be at one in this moment, it’s where you belong.

poemsbyclarabelle, 17 February 2013

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

The water's edge

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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‘Me’ Time in the Moment

Everybody deserves some special ‘me’ time and whatever that means for you, please ensure that you include it into your everyday priorities.  Just 10 minutes out of your busy lifestyle for yourself can work wonders.  ‘Me’ time, rejuvenates the spirit, warms the heart and calms the soul……I do hope you enjoy some ‘me’ time today.  This next poem is for you.

‘Me’ Time in the Moment

Just ten minutes away, to think and ponder

Will capture your soul, in a quiet wonder

This special time, is only for you

‘Me’ time in the moment, I hope you do

Create some space, to re-energise the mind

To master this art, is to discover and find

A beautiful you, admired from within

Peace perfect peace, ‘me’ time is a win

poemsbyclarabelle, 4 June 2012

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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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