Who Are You?

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I wrote this last year for YOU.

You can also listen to the audio speech here:

Who Are You? You are special, a person with a heart, a loving heart, a soul, a singing soul, a spirit, a happy spirit.  You have dreams, great, great, dreams.  You have plans, big, big, plans.  You have faith, strong faith in the mystery of the unknown and YOU BELIEVE.

You believe with every part of your being that only magnificence lies before you.  You have a unique power that goes beyond the impossible.  You have an energy that attracts true abundance to you.  You are alive and are grateful for all that you are and for all that you are becoming.

You can create magic around you because you breathe and do with passion, every baby step that you take on this journey of life.

The miracle of all miracles is in you and in every path you come across.  Every heart that you touch, every soul that you inspire, every star that you catch and every rainbow that protects you from the storms.

You are at one with yourself, in the silence of all silences your spirit shines and your light guides you out of the darkness.

You fly, you soar, you reach for the mountain top and when you get there, you see far in the distance another higher mountain to climb.  But it is in the challenge of every challenge to only ever reach the top.  The top is never ending, the beginning is never new, life is, what it is.

Life is how you see it. 

Life is how you live it. 

Life is how you love it.

There is freedom, there is abundance, there is everything you need and want before you.  You can’t see it with your eyes, you can’t touch it with your hands but it is living, breathing and dancing around you.  This invisible space is your space, your space to fill with smiles, laughter, love, joy and happiness.  Nourish the space around you by nourishing peace from within, because even in stormy weathers you can find a calm place.

So go to the edge of the mountain top because it is waiting for you with open arms.  Other travellers want to hear your story, want to learn from your experiences, good or bad.  They want to know, what you know, to help them on their own journey of life.

Then you must find a quiet spot and listen to the sound of the wind, whispers of the greatest knowledge will come to you and you will use this wisdom to carry on.

Yes you may feel broken right now.

Yes you may have cried enough tears to fill a river.

Yes you may feel like a failure and all your self-worth and self-confidence has gone.

But I want to tell you something. It’s still there you know.  The best part of you is still living in you. You still have that spark. You still shine.  You are loved deeply and your heart knows this.
The mind can play games with our feelings, but the mind has no hold over the power of the heart.  Close your eyes, feel your heart, feel its energy, feel its power, let it grow inside of you.

You are very special and you can and will do this. You will turn your life around for the better.

This is the moment that counts, this is when you decide enough is enough.  This is when you say “I am strong, I am better than that and I believe in me and my potential.  I am whatever I choose to be and I choose to be what I believe in my heart.  I am my greatest dreams, I am.”

Never settle for too little because you have such a lot and to not unleash your true talents into this world would surely keep you from the wisdom that is truly yours.

Trust in you, trust in your abilities, trust that everyone is asking similar questions and this is your time to fight back.  This is your time to answer with your heart.  This is your life, to love, to live, to learn and to lead.  Capture that feeling in your heart right now, let it flow through every vein in your body, let it illuminate you with drive, determination and self-discipline, now mix it with passion and purpose and you’re on your way.

You are free now, free to make the right choices and decisions in life that will make you the BEST EVER YOU.  Your new life awaits – make every moment count and GO GET IT, because nobody deserves it more than you.  You have all the qualities within you to make it.  Thrive, grow and shine NOW and FOREVER.

By Clarabelle.

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Would You Bare Your Soul?

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Sometimes poems just whisper out of me, the words just appear and I have to write them down straight away, just like this moment now, just like today, when my heart sang these words. It’s maybe a message to me and you, to live your life now like your soul would want it to.  I guess my poems are the baring of my soul to you.

Would you bare your soul?

Would you bare your soul?
So heaven would let you in.
The promise of a peaceful land.
Full of happiness within.
Where Angels pray in song,
And many hearts entwine.
Brought together in love,
A miracle of the divine.
So when your last day falls,
And puddles of tears appear.
Your soul knows where it’s going,
Sweet hymns whisper you near.
The stairway is alight,
With candles either side.
They represent each moment,
Your heart touched another inside.
The shadows are now behind you,
No pain follows you there.
For freedom ignites your spirit,
And your soul is now stripped bare.

Time is of the essence, none of us get out of this life alive, that’s for sure……so let your soul dance in the now, as it’s paving the way to your happy ever after.

Love Clarabelle

What if Oprah Winfrey Read my Book?

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What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?

I was just thinking this the other day…..What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?

What if Oprah Winfrey Read my Book?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
What would she think?
Would it inspire her mind?
Would it make her heart wink?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
Would it give her a smile?
Would she feel warmth inside?
Would she laugh for a while?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
Would she share it with others?
Would it motivate her friends?
Would it connect with all Mothers?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
Would she even know my name?
What book is “Clarabelle’s Musings”?
What is her writing aim?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
What would she say?
What hope would it give her?
What page would she pray?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?
What if she read it with joy?
What if Clarabelle’s poems?
Inspired every girl and boy?

What if Oprah Winfrey read my book?

I Wonder Where?

A poem of wonder, for you today, love Clarabelle.

I Wonder Where?

If I stay here I die
I live a lie
I wither in the shade
My smile it does fade
If I move far away
Other hearts will pray
Travellers will thrive
They will feel alive
I will leave,
Nothing to grieve
For I know
My soul does glow
In a twinkling heart
So I will depart
No tears will fall,
For an inner call
Takes me there
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So Happy

Today, I collected my first ever paperback book from Amazon. I was the happiest person ever picking up the book. I excitedly opened up the package on the street and wanted to shout out to everybody, “Hey, this is my book”, I was wearing the biggest smile ever. This book’s content has spanned over a 3 year period and I honestly can’t believe I’ve written it. I read each page with new learnings and rejuvenated wisdom and I am amazed all over again.

I know some of my best writings in this book have been written at some of the toughest times in my life, when I was going through some inner challenges of lost love, tough business times and knock back after knock back. These writings, through that inner pain were inspiring me to “keep going”, to “never give up” and to do my very best to help myself achieve all that I have ever wanted. It was like I was connected to something else when writing these musings……like something else was speaking through my heart, mind and soul. I would just sit there alone in the silence of my own home and write…..it all just flowed out of me so easily and I would instantly feel an inner calmness after it.

So, in my humble opinion, this book, Clarabelle’s Musings are miracle writings, whispers of my soul to share with the world and connect in a very special way with other hearts and ultimately help you positively move forward in your own journey of life.

I often wonder where I got my writing spirit from, as my Mum and Dad don’t write but my younger sister Leanne is a fabulous writer, although I am sorry to say that she doesn’t write anymore.

I remember Leanne came home from High School one day, she was about 13 years old and she was stunned because the Head of the English Department, at the time, didn’t believe she had written the essay she wrote, she was upset that she had to convince him that she did write it all herself. He was so amazed by her talent, he took her School book from her and showed it to the other English teachers in the department. Not very inspiring for a 13 year old, when your teacher doesn’t even believe in you. I wish Leanne would write again, her story writing, really is amazing but she is so happy being a wonderful mum of 3 children with another one on the way in February next year. Leanne also home schools my nieces and nephews……her children will always be inspired, she will make sure of that.

I think we got it from my Grandfather, Eddie, who told me, at 90 years old, that when he was a child, he came first place in a UK and Ireland wide School writing competition. I felt so proud of him when he shared that with me, he hadn’t told anyone, until then, sadly he passed away at the age of 92.

So today is a momentous day and I am dedicating this paperback to my Granda Eddie and my younger sister Leanne, both inspirations to me.

Clarabelle’s Musings, this is my new bedtime reading book.

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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Let’s Get Going!!

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A motivational poem for you:

Let’s Get Going

Let’s get going,
Don’t you stop.
Keep your head up,
Beep beep bop.
See the goal,
In your eyes.
Feel and believe,
It’s your surprise.
So soldier on,
Break through it all.
Imagine your life.
Over the brick wall.
At the rainbow’s end,
Celebrate your glory,
This is your life,
This is your story.

By Clarabelle.

Let’s get going my friends, you and me, let’s get going today!!

Love Clarabelle

Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Moon

A poem dedicated to the kindness of new friends and the goodbye memories in my heart.

Goodbye Sunshine

Goodbye Sunshine,
Hello Moon.
Brightest stars,
So long bloom.

Hearts gone by,
Tears collide,
Hugs of warmth,
People who guide.

Sparkling eyes,
Whispered treasure,
Thank you friends,
It’s my pleasure.

By Clarabelle

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Thoughts of You

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I am thinking about someone, they make me smile, they make me think of sunny days, love and laughter, they make me feel young.  Here is a little poem by me, to brighten up your day.

Thoughts of You

Good morning sunshine,
Let me take hold of you.
Your smile is so pretty,
Your eyes are so blue.
Your spirit is happy,
A magical one.
Breathe light on my path,
And energetic fun.
You make me smile,
Forever this way.
The sweetest thoughts of you,
Are with me today

By Clarabelle, 17 August 2014

28,000 + Visitors

28000

Thank You

I would like to say a very special thank you to all of you who visit my Clarabelle blog, I really do appreciate it.  I am celebrating today reaching over 28,000 visitors since April 2012 and I am very very grateful for your presence and contribution.

It’s so lovely to know that I have a global following and so encouraging to know that it all just started with one blog post, one thought, one piece of inspiration and acting upon it.

I will continue to write as much as I can on this blog, I love writing articles for you and I do hope you keep coming back time and time again.

Wishing you a beautiful day.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

When I Die….

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I am planning on being here for at least another 50 years and I do love making the best of everything in life.  Here is a short poem I made up this morning.  Love to you, Clarabelle

When I Die

When I die,
I’ll leave you my heart,
For it has a home with you.

When I die,
I’ll leave you my spirit,
For it breathes life in all that you do.

When I die,
I’ll leave you my soul,
For it dances around us two.

When I die,
I’ll leave you my love,
For always, forever and true.

 

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

In Time….

Leadership Quote

Time is precious, this poem is for you.

Time is Precious

A dimension of hope,
A Universal clock.
Time gently passes,
Tick, Tick, Tock.

I look out the window,
What do I see?
A Vision of my mind,
Staring back at me.

Every little second,
Every tiny drop.
Fills the blue ocean.
Feeds the cold crop.

Rumbling in the mist,
This sound catches fire.
Your time is precious,
Fulfill your heart’s desire.

By Clarabelle, 8 August 2014

 

 

A Poem of the Heart

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Just before I start my days work, here is a poem of the heart for you:

A Poem of the Heart

A poem of the heart,
especially for you.
To make you feel loved,
so wonderful and true.
A poem from my soul,
lifting you up,
Raising your spirits,
with a half full cup.
A poem of truth,
with a magical spell.
This poem is for you,
and I wish you well.

Wishing you a very beautiful day today, share a piece of your heart.

Clarabelle

To Veronica from Valerie

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To a Very Special Friend

I was in a local charity shop yesterday and stumbled across this lovely little friendship book. On the inside of the book it says, “To Veronica from Valerie,” and I thought that was very cute.  I began reading some of the verses and poetry from within and the words really did touch my heart, I could relate to every verse.  There is one verse from Pam Brown which I especially connected with and it made me think of my friend right now, who is far away but I hope to see him very soon.

Far Away

In loneliness, in sickness, in confusion – the mere knowledge of friendship makes it possible to endure, even if the friend is powerless to help.  It is enough that they exist.  Friendship is not diminished by distance or time, by imprisonment or war, by suffering or silence.  It is in these things that it roots most deeply.  It is from these things that it flowers.  [Pam Brown, b. 1928]

I thought just so very beautiful and so very true.

Treasure your friends and let them know that you love them.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

 

Breathe

courage

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

4th of July Poem

4th of July

Here’s a 4th of July poem for you:

4th of July Poem

Her independence,
sets her free,
Happy spirited,
that is she.
Clouds pass by,
like her thoughts.
Windswept hair,
tied in knots.

Fireworks,
light her soul.
Angels dance,
she feels whole.
Born on this day,
high as a kite.
4th of July,
Is in full flight.

Created by Clarabelle, 4th July 2014

 

You Are Beautiful

When the heart is happy

In celebration of reaching over 27,000 visitors to this Clarabelle Blog, I was inspired to write the poem below for you:

You Are Beautiful

A flash in the pan,
A speckle of dust.
A grain of sand,
This is a must.

A soft goodbye,
A slight raindrop.
Sun in the sky,
A beep beep bop.

Happy smiles,
Joyful cuddles.
The sweetest kiss,
Dancing in the puddles.

For all is here,
All is now.
You are beautiful,
I love you, WOW!!

Created by Clarabelle, 4 July 2014

 

Working Together

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Collaboration

Collaboration is just a great thing.  I have been working together with a wonderful gentleman, Mr Steven Mann, in relation to my creative writing….poetry, words of inspiration and other musings.  What a team we make and now you can access and download a number of my “Clarabelle’s Musings” on Amazon.  There are 10 books for you to choose from and also a paperback format of a wonderful collection of “Clarabelle’s Musings”.

Here is an Amazon link to them:  Clarabelle’s Musings

If you click on the above link it will give you a preview of the contents inside, worth a look if you want to be inspired, motivated or moved in an endearing way.

Below is an extract from one of the books:

Be Grateful for Life

Create ‘flow’ in your life,let worries melt away,

Yesterday has gone but the learning can stay.

Tomorrow is not here, live for today,

Enjoy each precious moment, in every way.

Be grateful for life, the moon and the sun,

Be grateful for your family and everyone.

Smile at your neighbours and the stranger on the street,

For your smile is contagious, to all that you meet.

Happy is the heart, that glows from within,

Embrace life and love, and forever you’ll win.

 

Thank you for reading this post, I really do appreciate it.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

Lost Love and Gain

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Poetic Mood

I’m in a poetic mood this morning, I say this morning because I haven’t went to sleep yet and it’s way past 1am, so I figured a good time to write a blog post for you to read when you wake up.  What’s this poem about?  Well I don’t really know, these words just came to mind, they just flowed out of my heart for you.  Wishing you a beautiful day today, love to you Clarabelle.

Lost Love and Gain

And all this time,
through all the pain.
She looks behind,
lost love and gain.

Happy pictures,
saddened faces.
Missed moments,
empty places.

But in her heart,
a fire does burn.
A light of hope,
a freedom u-turn.

Her peaceful mind,
simmers in the sun.
Fresh air on her face.
her dreams have begun.

By Clarabelle, 30 April 2014

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On this journey of life….

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Poetic reflections on the journey of life…..

On This Journey of Life

On this journey of life,
there are twists and turns.
Happy moments,
as the candle burns.
The sweetest temptation,
and all that’s good.
Sunshine and sunsets,
and delicious food.
On this journey of life,
there is also some sad.
Lots of good,
can turn to bad.
Tears may fall,
on sleepless nights.
Friends disagree,
and there’s family fights.
On this journey of life,
you get one shot.
You live it your way,
or give away a lot.
You can be kind.
and share your heart.
Love may last forever,
or tear apart.
On this journey of life,
I want you to know.
I want you to shine,
and abundantly grow.
I want you to be,
all that you can.
That strong Superwoman,
or courageous Superman.

By Clarabelle, 21 April 2014

Mr Bee

Springtime Poetry

Here’s a springtime poem for you, enjoy the beauty of nature around you.  Happy weekend, love Clarabelle.

Mr Bee Poem

Mr Bee
The bee flies into my window,
Not sure what he doesn’t see.
He’s trying to get in,
And I’m getting out of me.
If only this little bee,
Knew how lucky he was.
He’d be buzzing about the flowers,
Not putting his life on pause.
Oh little bee, stay away from this box,
Spend time making honey, under the rocks.
Springtime is here, it’s waiting for you,
Mr Bee, I’ll come out and join you too.
By Clarabelle, 4 April 2014

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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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Follow Your Heart

Clarabelle Heart's Apart

I am delighted to share that I posted some of my CDs to different places all over the world this week, here is where my EP, Hearts Apart went to:

  • Mexico
  • India
  • London
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • America
  • Germany

Heart, Mind and Soul

It’s so wonderful that I created something from my heart, mind and soul that I can now send to people anywhere in the world.  Isn’t this just wonderful because last year at this time I had no idea I would be doing this, it just evolved from this blog by doing poetry and then buying a second hand keyboard.  I was also inspired by some other people along the way, people that were already singing and just doing what they love and putting themselves out there.  This journey truly is a dream come true and who knows where it will lead to, but all I know is that I am following my heart by doing this and I hope that it touches other peoples’ hearts along the way.

Back to My Roots

I am so looking forward to performing at my two live Gigs in May this year in Scotland…..I will be singing my original songs in a local venue in the little Village of Carfin, where I was brought up as a child…..isn’t it funny, I’m going back to my roots…..it’s like I’ve come full circle.

Follow your heart……what does that truly mean for you?

Wishing you a very beautiful day today,

Lots of love, Clarabelle

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A Little Thank You

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Clarabelle writing her “Thank You” cards

I’ve been writing out some “Thank You” cards over the weekend, to people I really want to say “Thank You” to, I honestly feel so good doing this.

Who do you want/need to say “Thank You” to?  I am sure it will make your day as much as that person’s day too.  Here is a wee, “Thank You” poem I created:

Thank You

Thank you, is all you need
To uplifts spirits, so true indeed
When you’re grateful, all is well
All is abundant, you can tell
So use these words, everyday
And gratitude will surely, come your way

(Extract from It’s All About Gratitude)

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Break the Chains

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Clarabelle Poetry

You know I love my poetry and I am in a poetic mood this morning.  Here are some morning reflections from me to you, put into one of my favourite creative writing styles…..rhyming poetry, this one might just get you thinking.  Set yourself free, break the chains of old habits and make fulfilling choices from this day forward.  You can do it.  Love to you Clarabelle.

Break the Chains

A starry night,
A blissful morn.
Another routine,
There goes the car horn.

A rush, a rumble,
A dash to the door.
Caught up in the moment,
Head to the floor.

Then all of a sudden,
The alarm bells ring.
How did this happen?
What did I bring?

Is my life,
just passing me by?
Am I really happy?
I ponder and sigh.

To break the chains,
To let it all go.
Would test my bravery,
Against, “go with the flow”.

For I’m in control,
I make the choice.
Do this or that,
Share my voice.

The river runs fast,
The sun will rise again.
But remember your life
Is like ink in a pen.

Writing the pages,
of what is to be.
Until it runs out,
What’s left to see?

So decide who you are,
become your greatest self.
The world will not wait,
Get your book off the shelf.

Have clarity, choose wisely,
Let your heart lead the way.
Because times ticks on,
So make this your day.

The day you change,
The day you reach out.
The day you believe.
Your dreams, are worth a shout.

Slow the picture down,
Play it back in your mind.
The crossroads of your life,
Holds the answers, seek and find.

Be a like a butterfly,
Fluttering in the breeze,
Your courageous soul is open,
Change your life, if you please.

By Clarabelle, 11 March 2014

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Question of the Month

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You

Every month I share a question for you to ponder and I also provide you with my own answer.  Here is this month’s question for you:

How do you express your individuality?

Here is my answer:

I express my individuality most definitely through my creative writing.  My original poetry comes from a special place in my heart and my songwriting comes from the core of my soul and the melody of my songs from my happy and harmonious spirit.  That’s how I express my individuality and it can be quite an emotional experience for me, but it is authentic to me and speaks only truth.

We are all so very special and unique and I feel it is so important for you to express who you really are and I would love to know how you do that.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend with some precious time in there for you and for you only.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

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Thank You

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Today, I just want to say thank you……here’s a little poem for you.  Love Clarabelle

Thank You

Thank you, for being here,
all of the time.

Thank you, for your words,
they’re simply divine.

Thank you, for giving me,
strength from within.

Thank you, for “keep going”,
when fears creep in.

Thank you, for the lessons,
I don’t always get it right.

Thank you, for your warmth,
when I can’t sleep at night.

Thank you, two words,
especially for you.

Thank you, you’re everything,
to me and that’s true.

By Clarabelle, 3 March 2014

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Day 17 of Clarabelle’s 90 Day Challenge

Progress Update

EP HJearts Apart by Clarabelle

On the 7th of February this year I decided to set myself a 90 Day Challenge to move forward with my Singing-Songwriting Career as successfully and as much as possible.  I was basically taking things up a gear and putting more effort and energy into the career transition process.  I honestly cannot believe how quickly times goes by and that I am now on Day 17 of the Clarabelle 90 Day Challenge.  Below is a list of some of the things I have achieved over the last 17 days:

  • My first EP, Hearts Apart will be available in CD format next week. I have been working closely with the photographers, designers, printers and recording studios to pull all this one together and I am so excited to have my first CD in my hands next week.
  • I have committed myself to organise and perform at 2 Live Gigs in the Village of Carfin where I was brought up in.  The 2 Live Gigs dates are Saturday, 3 May and Saturday, 24 May 2014 and the theme of the evening is very motivational, “Yes You Can” named after one of my original songs.  I have been co-ordinating a team of people to help me with this and organising Support Acts etc.. for the evening, it is all very exciting indeed.
  • I have been working on the content and the production of a Clarabelle Music App which is now available free for you to download, here is the link if you wish to download it: http://clarabellemusic.mobapp.at/landing/Desktop#.Uwo6EmJ_uSo
  • I have committed myself to weekly rehearsals for my Live Gigs, these are rehearsals OUT of my home, on stage where I can polish my performances and practice as much as possible.  I am still practising daily at home but feel I needed to get out of the house and get on stage, so I am doing that.
  • I have also been contacting well known Motivational Speakers to find out if there are any opportunities for me to sing my original motivational songs at one of their live events.  I feel their audience is a perfect audience for my inspirational songs, such as “Yes You Can”, “I Am The Greatest”, “In Time We Heal” and “Mr Inspirational” etc…
  • I have always been into my fitness and if you are a regular follower/visitor of this Clarabelle blog you will know I am a keen marathoner…Well, I have been getting down the gym more often and really “going for it“, I need lots of energy to perform on stage for 2 hours non-stop and I need to look AMAZING in my super sparkly dress….so this is another focus I have, together with my healthier eating.
  • I have been updating my Clarabelle Facebook page on a daily basis with all my progress and tried to get other people involved in doing a 90 Day Challenge for themselves.  There are a few people on board which is really great and I am so delighted for them.  Here is a link to my Clarabelle Facebook page if you wish to stay updated with my progress on a daily basis:  https://www.facebook.com/clarabelle.org
  • As you will see I have also been working on improving the look of this Clarabelle Blog and I have changed the layout to fit more with showcasing my original music and poetry.  I have also added in some more professional photos from my photo shoot which took pace in Glasgow City Centre last month…..more to follow soon!!
  • I continue to listen to Motivational speakers every day, as I know I need to keep a strong, positive mind and stay super focused on the goal in hand. I usually listen to a couple of hours each day, this really does keep my mind staying really positive and strong.  I get a lot of positive feedback on my music and poetry, thank YOU, but some times I don’t and I can read some really tough criticism, so the stronger my mind is, the better I can handle this challenging feedback.  I do my best to turn this negative feedback into a positive and use it to improve what I’m doing.
  • I continue with my daily gratitude exercises, as shared in the eBook I wrote, It’s All About Gratitude.  I set up a Gratitude Facebook page so I could share the wisdom and learning from this eBook with others.  If you wish to check it out, here is the facebook link for, “It’s All About Gratitude” Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/itsallaboutgratitude
  • I have also been working with designers to create a new Clarabelle T-Shirt design.  I think the designer did an amazing job, see photo below.  What do you think?Clarabelle t-shirt design

Loving This

So, there you have it, that’s a very brief update on my progress so far over the last 17 Days and I must say I am loving this 90 Day Challenge I set myself, it really is helping me to stay super focused and “on the ball”.  I know I am entering a very tough industry….well, so everyone keeps telling me, but I must stayed focused on my goal in hand…..let’s see how far I get…..this transition is not a sprint it’s a marathon and well after running 3, I think I have the right attitude and stamina to go all the way.  What do you think?

Thank you, as always, for being here and for your continued love and support, I really am truly grateful for it and I do really mean that sincerely.  Thank YOU, Love Clarabelle

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She was 5

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Always Singing

My mum tells me that her memories of me as a child, is that I was always singing, all the time, from morning till night – she said, I wouldn’t stop.  Then I did one day and it took 30 years to come back.  This Clarabelle sound that you hear now, I believe is still the sound of the inner child in me…..a child who believes in the beauty of her dreams. This poem is a mirror part of that story and a true reflection of me, I hope you like it.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

She Was 5

She was 5,
her heart did sing.
Every day,
about everything.

She had friends,
so happy and true.
Little children,
smiling through.

They played games,
had lots of fun.
Carfin was the Village,
under the sun.

Talent shows,
we’d give it our all.
“Come in for your tea”
Mum would call.

So much laughter,
living in joy.
The happiest times,
for each girl and boy.

Then she got older,
singing no more.
A typical teenager,
closed every door.

But as time went by,
30 years on,
the silence awakened,
and her light it shone.

Uncovering her soul,
being true to her heart.
The singing came back,
the most fulfilling part.

The friends of her childhood,
will remember this song.
“Dreamer” was the title,
our voices were strong.

We might have been children,
lost in the crowd.
Holding hands in the limelight,
our parents were proud.

When we let go,
sometimes wrong or right.
True dreams are like a boomerang.
They will win any fight.

By Clarabelle, 16 February 2014

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The Unknown Road

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Clarabelle Poetry

I thought I would share some poetry with you today.  I hope you like it  and may you embrace “The Unknown Road”.  Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.

The Unknown Road

The unknown road,
with its turns and twists.
Victory till the end,
it’s fighting fists.
Darkness may fall,
but within, is a light.
It leads the way,
like a shining knight.
It takes no prisoners,
it wins no wars.
This path to almighty,
has invisible corridors.
And the only way,
to find your way out.
Is to believe in you.
Have faith, no doubt.
The self is strong,
heart moves your soul.
Feel your way through,
Let love be your goal.

By Clarabelle, 12 February 2014

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Pure Love

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Creative Mind

A couple of weeks ago I was in the Hospital waiting room for over an hour so I decided to put my creative mind to good use and write some poems.  Below is one of the four poems I wrote for you that day, entitled “Pure Love”, I hope you love it and I hope you live it!! Love Clarabelle

Pure Love

Like flipping a switch,
free your mind.
Let down the barriers,
and peace you’ll find. 
Wars are not won,
with a broken heart.
That battle is lost,
before you start.
Forgive in the moment,
open the door.
Vulnerability is a strength,
see yourself soar.
Capture in the now,
the real essence of you,
A feeling of pure love,
shining through.

By Clarabelle, 27 January 2014

the Difference

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Lovely Poem

I bought this beautiful card today with such a lovely poem on it, as a gentle reminder to myself to pray everyday – and I will.  I thought I would share what the poem says on the card, with you.  I hope it touches your heart the way it did with mine.  Lots of love, Clarabelle.

the Difference

I got up early one morning
and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I didn’t have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled about me,
and heavier came each task.
‘Why doesn’t God help me?’
I wondered;
he answered, ‘You didn’t ask.’
I wanted to see joy and beauty,
but the day toiled on grey and bleak.
I wondered why God didn’t show me;
he said, ‘You didn’t seek.’
I tried to come into God’s presence;
I used all my keys at the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided,
‘My child, you didn’t knock.’

I woke up early this morning,
and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
that I had to take time to pray.

(Author Unknown)

The Story of Life

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What’s Your Story?

What’s your story?  Where is your heart’s passion taking you?  Today, in this moment, tomorrow is unknown, with no guarantees of what will be, until it happens.  You have right now, you have this moment, yes, pinch yourself, this one, right now, this moment…..to do something that is going to enhance the story of your life.  This next poem is all about that., I hope you like it.  Much love to you today, Clarabelle

The Story of Life

The story of life,
its twists and turns,
a loving a heart,
a flame that burns.
Head in the clouds,
Dreams at my door.
Living life curiously,
wonders to explore.
To never give up,
To never give in.
A stubborn mind,
Or an attitude to win.
For all you have,
Is here and now.
It’s in this moment,
Take a bow.
For what you seek,
Is seeking you.
Words of wisdom,
do come true.
So believe in your soul,
Have faith in the dark.
Your story of life.
Is making its mark.

Created by Clarabelle, 3 February 2014

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Tonight’s the Night

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First Ever Gig

Well tonight’s the night that I do my first ever Gig and I’m really excited.  This one tonight is just a private Gig for close family and it will be really good to have a very encouraging and supportive crowd first time round.  Lots of planning, practice and preparation goes into even such a small Gig like this, but at least it will prepare me for when I hit the BIG TIME!!!  🙂 🙂 🙂

Tonight’s Gig will be recorded on video and I will share some of it on here in the near future, so please look out for it.

Below is a wee poem I have just created about tonight, I hope you like it.  Thank you for being here, love Clarabelle

Tonight’s the Night

All the planning,
all the prep.
Another song,
another rep.
Exciting times,
passionate heart.
Dreams taking shape,
and this is one part.
I thank you all,
for being here,
By my side,
I love you dear.
So as the curtain falls,
I smile from within,
My destiny has awakened,
it’s a musical win.

by Clarabelle, 31 January 2014

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Heart with a View

Poem Mode

I’ve been back in poem mode recently and have written some deep thinking “look in the mirror” poems recently.  I wrote the one below, this evening, it’s entitled “Heart with a View”, I hope you like it.  Love, Clarabelle

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Heart with a View

You, yes you,
with the broken smile.
What’s your story,
on this rainbow mile?
Why do the tears,
run down your face.?
Why the sadness,
in a heartfelt place?
Invisible chains,
keep you stuck.
Thoughts of fears,
and “wish me luck”.
But just around the corner,
a harp plays for you,
Its melody so precious,
like a heart with a view.
Just one more step,
nudge forward a little more.
The pitter-patter of your feet,
reveals treasures to explore.
For this life is an adventure,
a colour one.
It offers you everything,
under the sun.
So feel these whispers,
as they talk to you.
The cloud is an angel,
guiding you through.

by Clarabelle, 28 January 2014

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Will She Make It?

 

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Reflective Mode

As you know I love to share my poems with you and whilst in reflective mode this morning I wrote the one below……..and even though I know you know this one is about me, I feel it is also about YOU, because we’re all connected in a beautiful way.  Be the “happening” of your dreams today.  Lots of love Clarabelle.

Will She Make It?

She looks beyond,
the stars above.
She feels her passion,
she embraces the love.
For all she has,
is all she dreams.
Reaching out,
to glittering sunbeams.
A twisted fate,
a serendipity goodbye.
Moves her on,
many tears she did cry.
But she is hope,
ambitions from afar.
She sees the light,
as she raises the bar.
No more hurt,
no more pain.
Will she make it?
singing in the rain.

By Clarabelle, 26 January 2014

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My Childhood in Carfin

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Carfin Past and Present

There is new facebook group that was created last week and it is about the village I grew up in, “Carfin Past and Present”.  What a wonderful idea it was by Maureen Strachan, I feel it really is bringing that community spirit back together again, even though the group members now live in all different parts of the world.  A very special thank you to Maureen for creating the group, what a tremendous idea it was.

Old Photos

So the lovely people who lived in the village of Carfin when I was a child are posting up their old photos and I must say they are absolute crackers (in a good way) and many have brought a tear to my eye.  There was one in particular (below) which I thought I would share with you.

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A Young Clarabelle in the red track suit

The photo is from the Carfin Carnival Week sports day in the 1980s.  I looked at myself in this photo and I honestly just wanted to be that child again, because the happy memories I have from my childhood are second to none.

I feel very very blessed to have been brought up in a small village with such beautiful community spirit, where everyone knew your name and looked out for you – I miss that lovely feeling.  This facebook group and the old photos, inspired me to write the poem below, I hope you like it.  Maybe this has given you the idea to start up a similar facebook group or connect with some old friends.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

My Childhood in Carfin

I look at that child
I want to be her
I forgot her smile
My memory is blur
She looks so sweet
Just happy and content
Laughing with friends
Time well spent

As time goes by
Photos bring tears
Fun loving memories
From Carfin past years
A community with hope
and full of pride
A village of families
Where love did reside

A strength and spirit
very special to us all
My childhood in Carfin
with kick the can and football
We made up the games
for lots of children to play
We sometimes did fight
But were friends the next day

So when I think of this time
More than 30 years ago
I only remember good
and the Carnival talent show
Carfin was the best
I’ll say it till I die
My childhood in Carfin
Happy tears I do cry

By Clarabelle 18 January 2014

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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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I Dreamed A Dream

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Dreams

Dreams are for the taking, don’t let them lie dormant in your heart, set your spirit free, jump on that cloud and fly towards them.  What are you waiting for? Just do it!!  The poem below is inspired by just that.  Much love to you today, Clarabelle

I Dreamed a Dream

I dreamed a dream,
thought impossible today.
The essence of paradise,
a beautiful way.

I dreamed a dream,
of hope and forgiving.
Captivating hearts,
extraordinary living.

I dreamed a dream,
of future smiles.
Love and laugher,
going on for miles.

I dreamed a dream,
it swirls around me.
A life changing dream.
I know this will be.

By Clarabelle 15 January 2014

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Perfection is in the Imperfections

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This poem was inspired by my previous post, “What is Perfection?”, and I just had to share it with you.

Perfection is in the Imperfections   

There is a perfection,
that will never stay true.
The perfection in your mind,
stopping you.
The word perfection,
has a flaw.
Perfection is in the imperfections,
this is my law.
When you believe this,
you can start where you are.
Then you’ll make progress,
then you’ll go far.
So eliminate perfection,
from your life right now.
Keep going, stay strong,
Imperfections are WOW!!

Created by Clarabelle, 14 January 2014

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When Motivation Is Low

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Motivational Poem

I once read somewhere that motivation is like showering, you need it everyday.  I can honestly say that I do listen to a little bit of motivation every day, normally first thing when I wake up – it’s a great way to start the day.  Below is a motivational poem I created for you, I hope it gives you that little nudge that you need to get going today.  Lots of love Clarabelle.

When Motivation is Low

You haven’t moved,
You do not know.
One cause to being stuck,
Is your motivation is low.

Your mind is numb,
Your body feels lazy.
Lost in time,
This all feels crazy.

What can you do?
How can this be?
Let me help you up,
Let me help you see.

Turn on the music,
Open your heart.
Listen to the sound,
Of your favourite hit chart.

Then go for a walk,
To clear your head.
This is much better,
Than lying in bed.

Or pick up the phone,
And call a friend.
They’ll be happy to hear you,
And it will help you mend.

There is many little things,
That you can do.
To shift your energy,
Make you feel happier too.

So when motivation is low,
All you have to do,
Is one of the above.
And you’ll feel motivated too.

By Clarabelle, 11 January 2014

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I Am Grateful For….

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All About Gratitude

Today’s poem is all about gratitude – one of my top values is being grateful in life.  I hope you like this one and thank you for being here.  Love Clarabelle

I Am Grateful

I am grateful for my health,
and the happiness I see.
Grateful for the sun,
shining down on me.

Grateful for the rainbow,

with colours so bright.
Grateful for the youthfulness,
making me feel light.

I am grateful for,

just everything,
I am grateful for,
the joy it does bring.

For once I forgot,

to thank all that I own.
I was never gratefully mindful,
when I was alone.

But something happened,

to me on my path.
Something so serious,
but now I do laugh.

Because life is what you make it,

see it shine.
Let it dance in your soul,
and you’ll feel better than fine.

Have a grateful heart,

and happy spirit too.
Because an attitude of gratitude,
will always shine through.

Created by Clarabelle, 20 September 2013

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When Life Gets You Down

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When Life Gets You Down

I created this poem below a while ago, I actually forgot all about it, until I was going through some saved notes on my iPad last night.  I really do love this wee poem and I feel most people, if not all, could relate to it in some way, shape or form.  I hope you like it. Lots of love to you today and always, Clarabelle.

Sometimes

Sometimes you don’t always, get it right,
Sometimes you can’t, sleep at night.

Sometimes the thunder, drowns out your prayer,
Sometimes you’re lonely, when no one is there.

But a lot of times your smile, is brighter than the sun,
A lot of times you skip, rather than run.

A lot of times your happiness, cheers up a friend,
A lot of times your heart, reaches the rainbow’s end.

So when life gets you down, as it sometimes will,
When the frosty ice, is making you chill.

Remember the love, warming you up,
Remember the joy in me, filling your cup.

Remember you are strong, nothing can break you,
Remember the courage living in you too
.

It’s so easy to forget, the difference you make,
It’s so easy to give, and to never take.

But I want you to know, that I am here,
Always for you, bringing you cheer.

My smile is for you, my hand is to hold,
Melting the ice, in the bitter cold.

A friend is in me, a friend is in you,
Together we’re stronger, this is so true.

Created by Clarabelle, 20 September 2013

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Loch Lomond Sky

Loch Lomond Sky

A friend allowed me to share with you a stunning photo (below) he took of Loch Lomond, Scotland recently and it inspired me to write the poem about it below, I hope you like it. Thank you to Gerry Mitchell for allowing me to use his beautiful photo of Loch Lomond for this blog post. Lots of love to you all today Clarabelle

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Loch Lomond, Photo by Gerry Mitchell

Loch Lomond Sky

A bird flies high,
Beneath the Loch Lomond Sky.

With freedom in its wings,
The whispers of its soul sings.

A beautiful tranquil day,
Where shadows guide the way.

And reflections of white light,
Keep my heart bright.

As I stand here all alone,
Loch Lomond feels like home.

It takes my breath away.
Forever this moment will stay.

Poem created by Clarabelle, 7 January 2014

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Video Poetry, I Will Fly, I Will Fly

Video Poetry, I Will Fly, I Will Fly

Welcome to today’s post which is another video poem from myself, entitled “I Will Fly, I Will Fly”, I hope you like it.  Make this year count, make it a year where you are your own catalyst for positive change in your life, for only YOU can turn your life around for the better.  So go make YOUR life a GOOD LIFE.

I Will Fly, I Will Fly

I rest my head to sleep,

Silent thoughts I do keep.

Visions of gold,

Happiness I hold.

Sparkles and bubbles,

Mind free of troubles.

I will fly, I will fly,

It’s possible, that’s why.

Changing ways,

Fulfilling days.

You are strong,

Let faith belong.

Dreams are for the taking,

Go now, do the making.

Created by Clarabelle, 2012.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Clarabelle.

Make it your Best Year Ever!!

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