Question of the Month

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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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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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In Time We Heal

Original Song:  In Time We Heal

I received one of the biggest compliments ever recently from my friend.  We were getting the bus down to Manchester City Centre to celebrate the New Year and she told me she really liked one of my original songs, “In Time We Heal”, then, to my wonderful surprise, she started singing it and she knew the words….wow I was so chuffed.  She said to me that she really liked the song and played and sang along to it many many times.  Well, I was blown away with delight, that was such an unexpected thing to hear because I had no idea she listened to my stuff.  Her telling me that really made my day, as a matter of fact it made my whole trip.

Recording Studio

I am really excited because I head to the professional recording studio for the first time on 8th January to record 7 of my original songs for an EP (Extended Play), so soon you will hear them on this blog.  Below is a sample Youtube video of me practising my original song. “In Time We Heal” and also I have attached the Soundcloud link to Gary Stitt singing it – Gary arranged the piano backing track for this song and I think he did an amazing job.

Gary Stitt Sings, In Time We Heal

What is the Song About?

The song “In Time We Heal” is about going through tough times in life but overcoming them in the end and I am sure we can all relate to this.  All my songs are based on my own experiences or experiences of people very close to me, I think that is why people are connecting with them so much.

Listen to the words and stay strong my beautiful friend because indeed, “In Time YOU Will Heal”.

Love Clarabelle

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October – Question of the Month

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Welcome to October’s question of the month post.  At the beginning of every month I like to pose a question for you to contemplate and I will also share my own answer to the question for you.  October’s question:

Question:

Now that we’re in the the final quarter of 2013, it is good to reflect on your achievements of the year so far.  What are you most proud of achieving this year so far?

Answer:

This is a difficult one to answer for me because I honestly feel there are so many things that I am proud of achieving this year so far and a lot of it is not always immediately obvious to the outside world because a lot of it is related to self mastery, understanding oneself, become true to myself and being the person that I am and that I am becoming.

If I had to choose one I would definitely say it is related to moving forward with my singing/songwriting career.  I have such passion and soul connection to this ambition. This year so far I have taught myself how to play the keyboard, created 9 instrumentals and written 25 original songs over a 6 month period.

Everything related to me moving forward with this part of my life feels like a miracle to me, it was as if it came out of nowhere but it was a childhood dream deeply cemented in my heart.  I do truly believe that if I didn’t start this blog in April last year, I am not sure if the singing/songwriting would have unleashed itself so quickly, or even at all!!  It is as if this blog was the planting of a seed “the new me” and every blog post has nurtured that seed to grow, develop, flourish and blossom.  This blog I am so very grateful for, this blog was certainly last year’s number one achievement by far. 🙂

Reflection 

It is good to reflect on your past achievements and I would encourage you to answer this month’s question and also take time to celebrate your achievements.  After all you did it and you deserve it, you deserve the happiness it brings you.

Now, that we’re into the last quarter of 2013, make it the greatest three months of your life, I know I am.

Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.

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The Sound of Inspiration

Inspiration is Everywhere

I wrote this song because I wanted the lyrics to inspire people to really believe in themselves and go for their dreams and goals in life.  The song is entitled, “I Am The Greatest” and I want the person singing along to it, to really believe that they are and to feel encouraged and empowered by the words from within.  Inspiration is everywhere and I do hope you find some of it in this song.  Below is the Youtube video of me singing it for you.  I am still working on the backing tracks but I didn’t want that to stop the process of me sharing this with you.  🙂 Wishing you a day filled with love and inspiration, love Clarabelle.

C’mon You, Let’s Go!!

Motivational 

As you know I have been writing a lot of my own songs recently and the first few that I wrote about were love songs and then I went through a phase of writing some more motivational songs.  This next song that I share with you below is one of the more motivational songs, it is called “C’mon You”.  For those of you who are not familiar with the Scottish banter, “C’mon” means “come on” and in this song it really means “lift yourself up and get a move on, get back in the game”.  I hope you like it.  So wherever you are today and whatever you are doing I hope you make it a “C’mon You” day.  Lots of love to you Clarabelle.

Here are the lyrics for you, so you can sing along if you wish  🙂

C’mon You by Claire Marie Murray 22.07.13

Verse 1

Let me tell you a story
Life may beat you down
But you don’t have to take no more
Just let your spirit shine
Believe in your passion
You can have it all
Show a little compassion
Break down the tough brick wall

Chorus

So C’mon, you can do it
C’mon, this I know
C’mon, yesterday’s over
Oh C’mon you, let’s go

Verse 2

So now I’ve shared my journey
Go and live and your life
Time it will not wait for you
You won’t be living twice
Know that you can do it
You can achieve it all
Hard work will get you through it
Soon you’ll be standing tall

Chorus

So C’mon, you can do it
C’mon, this I know
C’mon, yesterday’s over
Oh C’mon you, let’s go

Bridge

C’mon life aint gonna wait for you
Get back up – you can do
All you put your mind to
When you feel pain, see it through

Chorus (to fade)

So C’mon, you can do it
C’mon, this I know
C’mon, yesterday’s over
Oh C’mon you, let’s go (repeat to fade)

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In Time We Heal

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Life Purpose

I have been sharing on this blog that I am currently making a career transition to Singer/Songwriter.  Since May 2013 I have been writing songs that are inspired by my true experiences, creating lyrics and melodies that make a real connection with me and hopefully with you the listener.  I have written 22 songs in that short period of time because I know this is my life purpose (including my poetry) and it feels very right to me.

In Time We Heal

Today I want to share with you one of my favorites songs that I wrote on 26 July 2013, it is called “In Time We Heal“.  The song is about self healing after a period of struggle and pain and I can truly say that I am healed from my own situation.  Below is the Soundcloud link and lyrics to it so you can sing a long if you wish.  🙂

Here is the Soundcloud link:  In Time We Heal by Clarabelle

Gigs

I have had various meetings with people in the music industry to help me with the backing tracks for all the songs and I will then perform gigs starting in Scotland and then branching out all over.  I would really love to come to your hometown/city so please let me know if you would like me to come along and do a gig for you.  I am also creating an Album entitled “The Becoming of Me” which will contain 13 of the best tracks for you to listen to.

Below are the lyrics:

In Time We Heal

Verse 1

Troubled times
Lost my mind
Feeling lonely
From afar
I see that star
One and only
Take me to the top
Never let me stop
Let me go

Chorus

Because in time we heal
And soon the battle’s over
Over again
And the sun shines within
Soon the rain storm is over
over and we win

Verse 2

Drinking wine
Can feel divine
When you’re lonely
Bitter sweet
It’s no real treat
When you phone me
Take me to the light
In the darkest night
Let me glow

Chorus

Because in time we heal
And soon the battle’s over
Over again
And the sun shines within
Soon the rain storm is over
over and we win

Bridge

And we win
Oh yes we win
And we win
Oh yes we win
Yes we win
Oh yes win
And we win
Oh yes win

Chorus (to fade)

Because in time we heal
And soon the battle’s over
Over again
And the sun shines within
Soon the rain storm is over
over and we win
And we win
Oh yes we win

 Copyright Clarabelle 26 July 2013

Remember that your sun shines from within, soon the rain storm is over and you win.

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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In the Heat of the Night

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Sometimes we all need a little bit of motivation to help us see through the day, when times are tough, sometimes you can be uplifted by hearing the right words.  I wrote this song last week which is all about being in “Yes You Can” mode and funnily enough I called it “Yes You Can” I have created the melody and just need to work on the backing track and getting it recorded but I thought I would share the words here with you today.  Wishing you a day filled with positive self belief, because “YES YOU CAN”.  Love Clarabelle

Yes You Can

Verse 1

You may not win them all
But you can win the fight
You won’t win all hearts
In the heat of the night
But protect what you’ve got
Cos you’ve got such a lot
Feel in your soul
The mountain top goal

Chorus

Yes you can
Yes you can
And you will
Get up that hill
And you will fly
Across the sky
And you will soar
Let your spirit roar
Oh yes you can

Verse 2

You may want to let go
But believe in your heart
You should never feel low
Don’t let dreams fall apart
So protect all of you
Cos you’re human too
Experience life
Forget trouble strife

Chorus

Yes you can
Yes you can
And you will
Get up that hill
And you will fly
Across the sky
And you will soar
Let your spirit roar
Oh yes you can

Bridge

Keep your dreams alive
For you are oh so special
Let your happy spirit thrive
Have strength and be strong
This is where your heart belongs

Chorus (to fade)

Yes you can
Yes you can
And you will
Get up that hill
And you will fly
Across the sky
And you will soar
Let your spirit roar
Oh yes you can

SongsbyClarabelle, 11 July 2013

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A Special Kind of Love

“You can’t force love in another, all you can do is love yourself.” (Clarabelle)

I woke up this morning and that was the first thought that came into my head, so what does this mean?  For me, it means many things but the one true sentiment from this sentence is really about having self-love, only then will you attract real true love into your life.  Love attracts love and when you have self-love then you will be a magnet for pure love from another   This next poem is inspired by just that, focus on the power in you, put your energy into your own self-love and believe me, you will be surrounded with an abundance of love from others, that is a special kind of love.

A special kind of love

A Special Kind of Love

There is a special kind of love, dancing in me;

Flowing through my veins, setting me free.

A burning energy of joy, happiness and light;

Capturing my soul, in the heat of the night.

Focus on yourself, give attention to you;

Your spirit welcomes, pure love in what you do.

The right person will come, for they never left your side;

Self-love is your answer, hold it in your heart with pride.

poemsbyclarabelle, 30 April 2013

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Personal Evolution

This is a blog post from an old blog of mine, I wrote this post in April 2010, 2 years prior to me starting this poetry blog.  I thought I would share this with you because it is amazing how life evolves as we grow and develop.  If someone had told me back then that I would now have a poetry blog and was so commited and passionate about it, I would never have believed them…..my creative writing desires are stronger than ever.  We are all on a journey of personal evolution, much of this will be invisible for you right now, who knows what great things you will be part of in a few years from now.  Much love to you today.  Clarabelle

Personal Evolution
Personal Evolution
Below is that original post from April 2010:
I absolutely LOVE my job but it wasn’t an easy job getting here—it took me 36 years of learning, being, doing, hoping, having, not having, feeling and experiencing the highs and lows of real life and work. It is only now that I feel wise enough and knowledgeable enough to share this experiential learning.
 
When I Grow UP I want to be…..
From the age of 5—15 years I went through different phases of wanting to be a Mum, Air Steward, Dancer, Model, Nun, Song Writer (I had a real desire to write the winning Eurovision song – still do!!), Primary School Teacher, Nursery Nurse and a Secretary. So where did my early career ideas come from, maybe………
Mum: Watching my mum lovingly support and care for our family; wanting to be just like my mum and also being the proud owner of various dolls such as (in its day) the famous ’Tiny Tears’.
Air Steward: Wanting a ‘glamorous’ lifestyle (perceived) and the opportunity to travel all over the world, maybe even marry a pilot!! I also think the popular TV advert for Caledonian Airlines had a big influence….I remember wanting to be a ‘Caledonian Girl’.
Dancer: I was a massive fan of the hit TV Programme ’Fame’ and loved dancing from an early age – still do 🙂
Model: Watching Miss World on TV and aspiring to be like one of these beautiful woman. I wanted to wear that crown!!!
Nun: There was a real religious influence here from my childhood days, in particular at Primary School and I went through a really ’holy’ stage—that was until I discovered my like for boys!!
Songwriter: I used to lock myself in my bedroom for hours and make up songs, I would practice and practice them all day long and never got bored of it—this was a perfect escapism for me at such a young age. To this very day I still remember the songs and so do my closet friends. We often burst into these songs after a few wines!!
Primary School Teacher: I used to babysit for my next door neighbour when I was in my early teens—I loved watching their 3 kids, probably because I could be a ‘big kid’ myself. This inspired me to want to teach young children to learn and develop—I then found out that I would need to study for a further 5 years after Secondary School and this sadly (at the time) put me off.
Nursery Nurse: Again my love for children and helping them to learn and have fun. My Guidance Teacher at Secondary School totally put me off the idea “that’s not the career for you he said, that’s not a good job”. How easily influenced I was as a teenager.
Secretary: Well I figured I would go with the safe bet and be a secretary, after all I was good at typing, passed all my Secretarial Studies exams with flying colours and oh yes my mum did that when she left school and she told me fabulous stories about her career in this field. That was it at the age of 15 I aspired to be a secretary. Well there was nothing else, was there……???
My Career Path
So I finally had come to the idea that I would be a Secretary. So I went to typing College to learn how to touch-type—this proved to be a very worthwhile skill to have during all my future jobs. What where they? Well, my career experience consists of:
Shop assistant, sales representative, hotel waitress, 20 years of various office type jobs from receptionist through to human resource management. A couple of these jobs which I liked and some others I have quite closely hated.
An Independent Decision
Then at the age of 34 I decided to think very carefully about my future career and where it was heading. Why then? Well lots of reasons I believe, but I think coming out of some personal turmoil combined with some major achievements made me a much stronger person with a really determined ‘can do’ attitude.
This included personal triumphs and goals such as Graduating from University in 2005 in Personnel Practice, running the New York marathon in 2007 (I then later did the London Marathon in 2010) and Graduating again from University in 2008 in Human Resource Management. It was in 2006/7 when I seriously reflected on my future and felt much more equipped to correctly answer the following question…….
So what do I really want to do when I grow up?
To answer this, I identified my core values and what they meant to me, I looked at what job activities I particularly enjoyed doing, I thought about what are my strengths, what was I truly passionate about doing, what excites me in life, where did I want to see myself 5-20 years from now and the ultimate question:  How was I going to get there?
I had a real belief and confidence in myself and I knew I wanted to have the freedom to explore new territories, learn new things and meet new people. I knew that I wanted to help other people achieve their dreams, goals and aspirations in life.  I wanted to coach and mentor people to do just that, I got excited about the thought of it and felt strongly passionate about it. I was truly ready for this and felt fully motivated and inspired to do so.
What did I do?
I researched into Coaching, I wrote to no less then 200 practicing coaches in America asking for their advice, I then went to New York and met some of those coaches, left my full-time job as Human Resource Manager, studied for a further year and achieved a Diploma in Coaching at Distinction level (94%), started up my own business at the end of 2008 and that’s where I am at the moment. I have BIG plans for the business and I know that I will only achieve this through hard work and commitment. To be honest, at times it feels like starting all over again—to what it was like over 20 years ago.
What have been the best parts of my job so far?
Most definitely supporting and empowering other people to achieve their dreams, goals and aspirations in life. Almost 90% of my work to date has been career/business/leadership goals related and with my Human Resource Management background and sound coaching and mentoring experience—it works very well and benefits my clients greatly.
Also being my own boss and having the freedom to use my creativity and innovation to lead the business into great things that will inspire others to achieve great things for themselves.
Personal Learning
I have learned so much over the last 17 months of my business (to date almost  5 years!!) and I feel very proud to say that I have video blogged my real time journey all along the way. My vision is that one day it will be professionally edited and shared with you at home in the format of a short film/documentary.
 
But………what about being a Songwriter?
Hey, I can still do that, my career ain’t over yet, it is just at the beginning—the true beginning.
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On 29 March 2013 – Clarabelle says:
I have now had my business for almost 5 years and I still continue to love it…….I am also planning another business which is indirectly linked.  I must say however that nothing at the moment, beats the feeling of writing for this blog and getting messages from other bloggers and readers out there……you are magnificent in every sense of the word and my heart and soul is touched everyday with your responses.  I see my future in this blog and I do hope you join me on the journey.
Thank you for reading this post today, lots of love Clarabelle.
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What will your answer be?

Sounds of Music

There are certain sounds of music that really touch my heart and soul one of them being the classical piano tune “Satie – Gymnopedie No. 1”, it is so very beautiful, you can listen to it on the YouTube video clip below.

Songwriter

In addition to writing poetry and expressing all things inspirational I am an avid songwriter and music producer.  When I was a child there was more evidence of me getting involved in this, I used to lock myself in my room for hours and just write songs and make up little tunes to them – I was so lost in the moment, every time I did that – it was such a wonderful feeling.  I am now gradually introducing that musical art back into my life and I aim to share it here with you on this blog…..some time soon, I hope!!

Why am I sharing this with you?

I just want you to never feel that you have completely closed the door on your childhood dreams, I have re-opened mine after more than 30 years ago…..when I compose music and write songs, I feel I am that child again, lost in spirit, lost in the music and engaged with my soul.  My heart is making the calling and I am listening to it, loud and clear.

When your heart speaks, what does it say to you?

Go on….I dare you to listen!!  What will your answer be?  

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

True Beauty is Life

The creative spirit uplifts the imagination to another dimension and produces art that moves the soul.  In this moment, I am listening to inspirational music and I am in ‘flow’, taking action and embracing the true beauty of life, this next poem is for you.

 The falling star, shoots from the sky

Paradise captures, the reason why

It glistens and sparkles, for all to see

Magic in the air, oneness in me

It uplifts my mood and takes me there

Awakens my heart, soul stripped bare

Light as a feather, I dance and sing

The white dove has taken me, under its wing

 True beauty is life, if we see it that way

Tomorrow is not here yet, let’s live for today

poemsbyclarabelle, 6 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

Nourishing Your Heart

Life Changing Decisions

I’m about to make some life changing decisions in the very near future, decisions that I feel will positively shape my life forever, new endings will meet with new beginnings and a new chapter of my life will become alive.  So how do I know if I am making the right decision?  I can honestly say that I am a values-driven person and I will use by values as my inner guidance to ultimately support the right choice for me.  After all, how else can I ensure I be deeply authentic to myself if I don’t honour my values.  It’s all about nourishing your heart and that’s what inspired this next poem for you.

Nourishing Your Heart

Values are your inner guidance, that’s what I believe

Honouring your values, will help you to achieve

They live inside of you, keep your soul on track

Holding you together, never looking back

They hold the golden key, to a life that’s true for you

Filling up your senses, in what you choose to do

Decisions in each moment, to always meet your needs

Nourishing your heart, planting little seeds

I am values driven, the steering wheel is mine

Living life on purpose, it feels so mighty fine.

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

This Love For You

Sometimes our hidden love for another is so deep, it silently creeps to the surface and rocks our world forever.  To ignore this calling would surely haunt the heart for an eternity. Love is often mistaken as a feeling but love is a doing word, to receive love you have to give love..so go on ‘Just Do Love’ and fill your life with the richness it truly deserves.  This next poem is all about being brave and opening the door to love.

 This love for you, torments my core

I hear it’s knock, upon my door

Do I answer, say hello?

Or keep it hidden, deep below

It hurts sometimes, the emotions are strong

Is this the place, where I belong?

It stops and starts, but the engine has fuel

Do I give out my heart and let love rule?

To be honest, this feels dangerous for me

The fear is greater than to let this love be

But to not let love in, would feel heavy on my heart

Seeing you walk off, feeling sad as you depart

So I’ll be brave, let courage win

I’ll share with you my soul and let love in

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

The Soul is Talking

Each day I wake up with a brand new mission, I ask myself these questions, “What is my mission today?”, “How can I serve greatly?” and “How will I stay connected to my purpose?” – for some people, these are not easy questions to answer, for me, I have searched deep within my soul and have been moved by the voices in my heart. This is why I write this blog for you, by creating lyrical art I answer all three questions at once.  My soul it talking and it’s talking to you.  The next poem is inspired by just that.

The branch of the tree, edges out in time

The voices are loud and sing in rhyme

A soft breeze is blowing, I stand alone

A picture perfect, as I dream of home

Today the mission, is to commit to myself

The importance of happiness and my inner health

To serve greatly, give out my heart

Share unspoken words, through my vision and art

Imagination seeks, fuel to ponder

Creative spirit, such a special wonder

The page that was blank, now is full

The soul is talking, scribbles do rule

Stay connected to your purpose and so much will come

Opportunity is now, grasp it and run

poemsbyclarabelle, 7 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

To Have Faith in Your Heart

What does it really mean to have faith?  Faith is taking the next step without seeing the whole staircase and ‘Faith is the bird that sings to the dawn while it is still dark’ [Tagore].  Beautiful words and very true, without faith in ourselves and without faith in others, where would we be? The following poem is about love and believing in faith, whatever that maybe for you.

Motion pictures, in my mind

Broken heart, love was blind

Where is the stage, that I do seek?

Empty soul, I feel so weak.

Excited thoughts, of what could be

Embraced together, that’s you and me

But now the gap, swells up inside

I let it go, because of pride

My mouth was dry, I lay on the ground

The words got stuck, just silence, no sound

My dreams of white, as you lead the way

Are lost forever, what do I say

What do I do, is there hope at all?

Let me break these chains, kick down the wall

The audience awaits, with tears in their eyes

The curtain is called, to my surprise

There you stand, with a smile on your face

Is this real, as I stand in this place

The universe was listening, the whispers were loud

It brought us together, out of the crowd

To have faith in your heart, to believe and see

That together as one, we were meant to be

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 May 2012

If you really like what you read here on this blog, you may be interested in purchasing one of Clarabelle’s self-published inspirational ebooks available to download now on Amazon Kindle, please refer to the Author page on this blog or click HERE

I smile when I think of that rainbow

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

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

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

See the shadows of life, appear every time.

Some are dark, and mysterious to others,

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

I have a vision, beyond empty detail,

Created from, these shadows alone.

They are pictured, in my mind full of memories,

Collected from past years, of my own.

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

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

Protecting me, from the raindrops that have fallen,

Whenever happy, turns into sad.

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

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

Broken images, that don’t have no meaning,

They, are drawn from the wrong hand.

Paint a bright picture, to lighten up your life,

One that reflects, the most happiest times.

Open your eyes, and look past the heartache,

and listen, dull silence turns to bright chimes.

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

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

Protecting me, from the raindrops that have fallen,

Whenever happy, turns in to sad.

Addition:  I want to, lift my head up,

And see, the rainbow above.

Lighting my heart, whenever it’s hollow,

The feeling I have, when I’m in love.

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

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

Protecting me, from the raindrops that have fallen,

Whenever happy, turns in to sad.

poemsbyclarabelle, Song lyrics created 1993

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The Soul is Talking

Each day I wake up with a brand new mission, I ask myself these questions, “What is my mission today?”, “How can I serve greatly?” and “How will I stay connected to my purpose?” – for some people, these are not easy questions to answer, for me, I have searched deep within my soul and have been moved by the voices in my heart. This is why I write this blog for you, by creating lyrical art I answer all three questions at once.  My soul it talking and it’s talking to you.  The next poem is inspired by just that.

The branch of the tree, edges out in time

The voices are loud and sing in rhyme

A soft breeze is blowing, I stand alone

A picture perfect, as I dream of home

Today the mission, is to commit to myself

The importance of happiness and my inner health

To serve greatly, give out my heart

Share unspoken words, through my vision and art

Imagination seeks, fuel to ponder

Creative spirit, such a special wonder

The page that was blank, now is full

The soul is talking, scribbles do rule

Stay connected to your purpose and so much will come

Opportunity is now, grasp it and run

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True Beauty is Life

The creative spirit uplifts the imagination to another dimension and produces art that moves the soul.  In this moment, I am listening to inspirational music and I am in ‘flow’, taking action and embracing the true beauty of life, this next poem is for you.

 The falling star, shoots from the sky

Paradise captures, the reason why

It glistens and sparkles, for all to see

Magic in the air, oneness in me

It uplifts my mood and takes me there

Awakens my heart, soul stripped bare

Light as a feather, I dance and sing

The white dove has taken me, under its wing

 True beauty is life, if we see it that way

Tomorrow is not here yet, let’s live for today

poemsbyclarabelle, 6 May 2012

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To Have Faith in Your Heart

What does it really mean to have faith?  Faith is taking the next step without seeing the whole staircase and ‘Faith is the bird that sings to the dawn while it is still dark’ [Tagore].  Beautiful words and very true, without faith in ourselves and without faith in others, where would we be? The following poem is about love and believing in faith, whatever that maybe for you.

Motion pictures, in my mind

Broken heart, love was blind

Where is the stage, that I do seek?

Empty soul, I feel so weak.

Excited thoughts, of what could be

Embraced together, that’s you and me

But now the gap, swells up inside

I let it go, because of pride

My mouth was dry, I lay on the ground

The words got stuck, just silence, no sound

My dreams of white, as you lead the way

Are lost forever, what do I say

What do I do, is there hope at all?

Let me break these chains, kick down the wall

The audience awaits, with tears in their eyes

The curtain is called, to my surprise

There you stand, with a smile on your face

Is this real, as I stand in this place

The universe was listening, the whispers were loud

It brought us together, out of the crowd

To have faith in your heart, to believe and see

That together as one, we were meant to be

poemsbyclarabelle, 5 May 2012

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This Love For You

Sometimes our hidden love for another is so deep, it silently creeps to the surface and rocks our world forever.  To ignore this calling would surely haunt the heart for an eternity. Love is often mistaken as a feeling but love is a doing word, to receive love you have to give love..so go on ‘Just Do Love’ and fill your life with the richness it truly deserves.  This next poem is all about being brave and opening the door to love.

 This love for you, torments my core

I hear it’s knock, upon my door

Do I answer, say hello?

Or keep it hidden, deep below

It hurts sometimes, the emotions are strong

Is this the place, where I belong?

It stops and starts, but the engine has fuel

Do I give out my heart and let love rule?

To be honest, this feels dangerous for me

The fear is greater than to let this love be

But to not let love in, would feel heavy on my heart

Seeing you walk off, feeling sad as you depart

So I’ll be brave, let courage win

I’ll share with you my soul and let love in

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

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Nourishing Your Heart

Life Changing Decisions

I’m about to make some life changing decisions in the very near future, decisions that I feel will positively shape my life forever, new endings will meet with new beginnings and a new chapter of my life will become alive.  So how do I know if I am making the right decision?  I can honestly say that I am a values-driven person and I will use by values as my inner guidance to ultimately support the right choice for me.  After all, how else can I ensure I be deeply authentic to myself if I don’t honour my values.  It’s all about nourishing your heart and that’s what inspired this next poem for you.

Nourishing Your Heart

Values are your inner guidance, that’s what I believe

Honouring your values, will help you to achieve

They live inside of you, keep your soul on track

Holding you together, never looking back

They hold the golden key, to a life that’s true for you

Filling up your senses, in what you choose to do

Decisions in each moment, to always meet your needs

Nourishing your heart, planting little seeds

I am values driven, the steering wheel is mine

Living life on purpose, it feels so mighty fine.

poemsbyclarabelle, 2 May 2012

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Welcome to Clarabelle’s Life in Poetry

Life in Poetry

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

Created in “Flow”

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

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

It’s your life, GO GET IT!!

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