Dancing with the sky, carefree
Brilliance from heavens gate
Time to weep, Time to lament 
Time to embrace, Time to mend 
Resilience in rushing waters 
     summon my name  
Grace undeserved- received again !

With love, ~Pattyb


Frangipani calls out my name
I endured on the vine.. 
in a picture frame 
How long shall I wait for a genuine rose? 
Chamomile please, as I bid thee adieu !

"Ode to a lovely summer romance"
Such a pretentious thorn of chance 
For now - I wait to love again ....


Sapphire Magnolias

Sapphire Magnolias in beautiful grace 
Aquiver together in a loving face 
Shadows call one impetuous afternoon
Hand of God lifts her ...underneath
Reflection in Magnolia of His loving embrace

May my sweet mama rest in peace!!
Love ~pattyb 

Emma Rose

Dedicated to all grandparents...


My heart was captured as she was grasping a shadow
On the wall - beyond her reach - 
In the Age of Innocence, hands elevated over it all 
Bella are the curls of her rich sepia hair 
She laughs w kismet, in seal brown eyes unaware
As she stumbles into hidden dangers within 
We guard her fort in shifts, without end 
She came from love that was shared...
     Meant to be -
A smile that the world will wrestle for 
So will I as nana, while on my knees.. 
I want to shelter her, under guardian angel wings
To know her -
An honor that God has chosen to bestow upon me 
A rose in bloom for us all to behold
 - till time captures my soul - 
Emma Rose, destiny calls with stories untold... 

With love, ~Pattyb


Infinity - as darkness is to night
Love dissolves - all sight 
Where bronze cant erase 
Infinity seals our embrace !

With love, ~Pattyb


Don't let your heart be troubled loved one
Regal peace was found at dawn 

Cascade your heart from hiding 
behind the lace abiding -
Willingness laments -
like the Rose that comes to amend 
Sacrifice hides in the stem

With Love ~pattyb