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

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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

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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

Be fearless

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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Loch Lomond, Photo by Gerry Mitchell

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

Loch Lomond Sky
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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Forever Happiness

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Happy Happy New Year

Happy Happy New Year to you, right now, I am celebrating the birth of 2014 in Manchester City Centre with one of my best friend’s, Sharon.  I love to get away now and again and I love the energy that a City can bring, that happy vibe and beauty of the City lights at night. So in happy celebration of the beginning of this new year, I dedicate this new year poem to you. Thank you for being here and I look forward sharing my heart’s wisdom with throughout 2014, on this blog.  Love Clarabelle.

Forever Happiness

I wish for you,
forever happiness.
Lots of love,
and much success.
Dreams you feel,
close in your heart.
Lots of smiles,
may sadness depart.
I wish for you,
a happy new year.
Everything you want,
facing the fear.
This is the time,
to show you are strong,
This Happy New Year,
Is where you belong.

Created by Clarabelle, 29 December 2013

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Grow with Love

Photography by Clarabelle 2013

Grow with Love

Be a flower in someone’s heart today.  Let 2013 go with love and open your arms to the forever expansion of much more love to come in 2014.  Grow with love. Clarabelle

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Best Memories in 2014

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Better Memories in 2014

It’s good to reflect on the past year, What did you learn? Who did you meet that you didn’t know before? What were your best moments of 2013?  This next New Year poem is all about those reflections and taking the best memories and making even better memories in 2014.  Lots of love to you for a prosperous and very Happy New Year, love Clarabelle.

2014

Reflect on the year gone by,
Think of the lessons and why.
What was the best time of all?
What made you smile and break down the wall?
Who made it memorable, just for you?
Who held your hand, when you were feeling blue?
This year will soon go to bed,
And 2014 will raise its happy head.
So I wish you good fortune and beautiful days.
As 2013 fades into the haze.

Created by Clarabelle, 27 December 2013

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Let 2014 Be Your Year

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Let 2014 Be A Year To Remember

2014 is just around the corner and it’s now time for you to get thinking about all that you want to achieve next year.  Let 2014 be a year to remember, a year where you take full control of your life and make life changing decisions that will catapult you to the next level. The important part here, is that you must know where you are going…..yes, that’s step 1 of the process, because if you don’t know that, then chances are you could be going around in circles.  So where are you going?  Take some time today, to think about answering that question for yourself. This next poem is inspired by just that.  Start your New Year planning NOW!!  After all there is no time like the present.  Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.

The New Year

Where are you going?
Not just for today.
What steps are you taking?
To move you on your way.
Let the New Year,
Be prosperous for you,
Decide NOW,
What you’re going to do.
For this is your chance,
To turn life around,
No more negativity,
Or staring at the ground.
Lift up your head,
Stand up tall,
Go make it happen,
This one’s your call.

Created by Clarabelle, 26 December 2013

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Happy New Year

Success

Happy New Year Poem

I hope you had the most beautiful Christmas Day and that you are feeling very grateful for the loved ones you have in your life right now.  Christmas is over for another year and I want to now shift focus on this blog to celebrating the abundance that is coming to you in the new year ahead.

Make 2014 your best year yet, I know you can, just decide and do it.  This next poem is a lovely Happy New Year Poem created by the super talented Maureen Turner.  Maureen has shared some lovely poems on this blog with us before and it is a real pleasure to have her back.  Thank you to Maureen for sharing your poetry with us, we love you for it.  

Happy New Year

The end of the year,
is just close by,

So let’s raise a glass,
and end it on a high.

Did it all go according to plan,
or did it end, just as it began? 

The hopes, the dreams you made for the year,
did they come true or are they still here?

So let’s look forward to 2014,
stick to your plan and follow your dream.

Be happy and healthy, stay strong and be clear,
and do whatever you can, to make it a successful  year.

Created by Maureen Turner, December 2014 (Copyright Maureen Turner)

If you would like to know more about Maureen Turner and her amazing poetry, please click on her Guest Post Page here on this blog:  Maureen Turner, Guest Blogger

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What’s So Special About Christmas Day?

Merry Christmas

A Very Merry Christmas To You

A very Merry Christmas to you, may today bring endless love to your heart, treasured dreams to your soul and forever happiness to your beautiful spirit.  Whatever is going on in your life today, put any sadness on hold for the next 24 hours and let love, fun and laughter swell your heart with gratitude and the magic of Christmas.  Today is filled with many miracles, they are surrounding you right now on this Christmas Day, close your eyes, open your heart and feel them.  Christmas Day is so very special and so are you, believe that and let your heart smile inside.

What’s So Special About Christmas Day?

What’s so special, about Christmas Day?
Why all the hype? I hear you say.
Why celebrate, on the 25th of December?
Why is this date, one to remember?

I’ll tell you what Christmas, means to me,
It’s a day filled with love, to spend with family.
A time to rejoice and have faith in all good,
A time for unity, in your neighbourhood.

Christmas will come, and Christmas will go,
But to ignore this present, is like a heart with no glow.
Because Christmas is a gift, so special and true,
It’s like falling in love, the bond needs no glue.

So breathe in life, on this Christmas morn,
Smile through any heartache, be glad you are born.
Believe you are loved, forever and a day.
You are held in many hearts, as Angels pray.

And the candle that burns, is shining so bright,
Sending you warmth, like a healing light.
Unwrapping your heart, melting the freeze.
Breaking the chains, with a soft gentle breeze.

Capture this day, let the memories free you soul,
A new year is dawning, where you’ll reach every goal.
So celebrate early, rejoice this Christmas Day,
Have faith and believe, only good is coming your way. 

Merry Merry Christmas to YOU from Clarabelle

Created by Clarabelle, 24 December 2013

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On This Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve has fallen upon us, may you have the sweetest love of others around you this Christmas time.  Day 24 and I share with you this next Christmas Poem, “On This Christmas Eve”, I hope you enjoy. Christmas love to you today, Clarabelle.

On This Christmas Eve

Do I hear Santa outside my house?

He’s very noisy, not quiet like a mouse.

I hear his footsteps, in the snow,

I hear him sing, ho, ho, ho.

I hope he thinks, that I’m asleep,

I tried counting sheep, like little Bo’ peep.

But excitement and fun, took over me,

I do love you Santa, please let me see.

I want to give you, a great big hug,

I want to tell you, I’ve left milk in your mug.

I want to sleigh ride, high in the sky,

Waving down at the snowmen, as we pass by.

My dearest Santa, you bring great joy,

To every family, and little girl and boy.

You make me smile, on this Christmas Eve,

Can you stay Santa?  Please don’t leave.

I’ve got lots to tell you, for I’ve been good,

Please don’t eat the carrots, that’s Rudolph’s food.

I put a gift, under the Christmas tree

It’s for you Santa, especially from me.

Created by Clarabelle, November 2013

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I’ll Never Stop Missing You

Christmas Candle

The Eve of Christmas Eve

Welcome to the eve of Christmas Eve and Day 23 of sharing a Christmas Poem with you. We all miss loved ones at Christmas who can’t be with us but they are always on our minds, even more so at this time of year.  This next Christmas Poem is a precious sentiment to all our loved ones who can’t be here in body but I am sure are with us in spirit, every part of this Christmas Day.  Lots of love to you this Christmas.

I’ll Never Stop Missing You

I’ll never stop missing you,
At Christmas and the whole year through.
You’re in my heart, everywhere I go,
In my tears, when I feel low.
Only because I want you here,
To hold you tight, to have you near.
Just one more time, to see your face,
To hug you close in a warm embrace.
When you did go, darkness fell,
You went to heaven, earth felt like hell.
I battled I struggled, my heart was torn,
You were always there, from the day I was born.
And even though, time has past,
I remember our chats, forever they’d last.
The fun times we had, walking together,
Hail, rain or snow, whatever the weather.
Christmas is upon us and I want you to know,
When I look above, I know you show.
I know you’re here, every step of the way,
Every move I make, every whisper I pray.
I love you more, than you’ll ever know,
Beyond the stars, beyond their glow.
And on this Christmas morn, my heart does smile,
You want me to be happy, forever and a while.
So I’ll take a deep breath, and rejoice this Christmas Day,
Because that’s what you’d want, I can hear you say.
So when I see little Robin, chirping at me.
I know it’s a symbol that you are free.

Created by Clarabelle, 23 December 2013

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Christmas Dreams

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Photo: Painting from Kelvin Hall Art Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

May All Your Christmas Dreams Come True

A very warm and loving welcome to Day 22 of sharing a Christmas Poem with you. Below is another beautiful poem for you to enjoy this Christmas time, it speaks of truth from my heart and soul.  You are very special, each and every one of you and if you’re missing someone very special in your life right now, the words may resonate with you. May all your Christmas Dreams come true.  Love Clarabelle

Christmas Dreams

I think of you, only you,
You’re floating in my head.

I wonder what you’re doing this Christmas,
As I lie here in my bed.

I dream of this, I dream of that,
But one thing is for sure,
When you are in my Christmas dreams,
All sadness you do cure.

I know you might be smiling now,
A wee chuckle in your heart.
But it’s how I get through my Christmas day,
When we are apart.

But patience is a virtue,
And when the time is right,
We’ll be snuggled up together,
And hugging all through the night.

Please take this little poem,
A Christmas gift to you from me.
Whispers from my soul.
Secrets that Santa can’t see.

Cos even when I’m quiet,
Silent Night holds the key,
Filling the space with Christmas love,
Unleashing more of “you & me”

You are very special,
Lovely in every way,
 I’m excited to see you again,
At Christmas and every waking day.

Created by Clarabelle for someone very special, 21 December 2013

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Happy Happy Everything

Merry Christmas

Happy Happy Christmas

The countdown is on to Christmas Day so let’s celebrate with yes, you know it, another Christmas poem, woo hoo!!  I am really enjoying sharing these Christmas poems with you, we’re nearly there and I hope you are all organised for Santa coming.  Happy happy Christmas to you and well, Happy Everything too!!  Love Clarabelle

Happy Happy Everything

Happy happy everything,
on this Christmas day.
I wish you joy and lots of fun,
in a Merry Christmas way.
Enjoy the love, embrace it all,
it’s only once a year.
Happy happy everything,
for Christmas and New Year.

Created by Clarabelle, 21 December 2013

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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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Oh Little Snowman

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Photo of Clarabelle’s Little Glowing Snowman by the Fire

Happy Christmas Poem

Welcome to Day 19 of sharing a Happy Christmas Poem with you on this blog.  I was given a beautiful little Snowman yesterday with a pink hat and pink scarf, such a wee cutie and of course this inspired today’s Christmas Poem.  Thank you to Maureen Turner for giving me the little Snowman and also for my extra special personalised Christmas gift. Wishing you all a beautiful time this Christmas.  Love Clarabelle

Oh Little Snowman

Oh little Snowman,
hanging by the fire.
Your light is so warm,
your smile a desire.
You bring lots of love,
at this time of year.
You look very cute,
and full of good cheer.
I love your pink hat,
and matching scarf too.
Oh little Snowman,
I really love you.

Created by Clarabelle, 19 December 2013

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Father Christmas

Christmas Poetry Santa Claus

Sharing a Christmas Poem with You

A special Christmas welcome to Day 17 of sharing a Christmas Poem with you.  Here is a little cute fun one for you and one to share with the family.  I HO HO HOpe you like it!!  🙂 Love Clarabelle

Father Christmas

 Will Father Christmas,

say hello,

When he visits my house,

in the snow.

 Will I hear him sing,

ho, ho, ho,

Will I see the light,

from Rudolph’s nose glow.

 Oh Father Christmas,

I love you so,

Please stay a little longer,

before you go.

Created by Clarabelle, November 2013

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All the Joy of Christmas

Christmas Poem

All the Joy of Christmas

It’s Day 16 of sharing a Christmas Poem with you……wow oh wow, can you believe it, 16 days in already!!  I have really enjoyed sharing these Christmas Poems with you because Christmas can be such a wonderful time of the year.  May all the joy of Christmas dance in your heart forever.  Love Clarabelle

All the Joy of Christmas

All the joy of Christmas,
Dances in my heart.

All the love of Christmas,
Fills every little part.

All the happiness of Christmas,
Lives forever in me.

All the peace of Christmas,
Spent with close family.

All the excitement of Christmas,
Sings deep within my soul.

All the beauty of Christmas,
Makes me feel so whole.

Created by Clarabelle, 15 December 2013

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOU

Thank YOU

Thank you to one and all who visit this Clarabelle Blog, I am delighted with the blog’s progress and in my Bonny Scottish accent I would like to say that I am “chuffed to bits” that you are here.  Cheers to you for dropping by, I love it.

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Sweet Christmas Angel

You're a Star

Just for You

Today is Day 15 of sharing a Christmas poem with you every day until Christmas Day. This next Christmas poem is from my eBook of Christmas poems and it just for you, I hope you like it.

Sweet Christmas Angel

 The Christmas Angel,

Smiles at me.

She’s looking pretty,

On the Christmas tree.

I know she’s watching,

With a caring eye.

I feel her heart,

As I pass by.

She’s an Angel of love,

With Christmas spirit too.

Sweet Christmas Angel.

With the beautiful view.

Created by Clarabelle, November 2013

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Friends at Christmas

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True Friends at Christmas

It is so lovely to receive an unexpected call from a true friend at Christmas time.  I am just off the phone from a really good friend of mine who moved away from Scotland this year and it was so lovely to hear her voice and chat and laugh with her.  This has inspired this Day 14 Christmas Poem.  Go on, pick up the phone today and give a true friend some warm Christmas Love.  Clarabelle

Friends at Christmas

Friends at Christmas,
are so special and true.
A chat full of joy,
through and through.
We talk of good times,
we laugh a lot.
We think of Christmas,
and all we’ve got.
Friends at Christmas,
are so precious to me.
Phone a friend this Christmas,
and let true friendship be.

Created by Clarabelle, 13 December 2013

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