Biography of Carmela Patterson
I was born in L.A., brought to West Philly, Pa., at the age of 4 by my single mom to live with my grandfather as he was a widower. I graduated high school, worked as a dictaphone operator, became secretary to the treasurer of an insurance company. Married for fifty years to my late husband. There are five children, eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. I started college at age forty-four and graduated at age forty-seven with a nursing degree... by the time I retired it was a a coronary critical care registered nurse.
I started writing poetry in 2003 and am still writing pooetry... a lot of it at AllPoetry.Com and I will be transferring many more poems here from there and adding new ones to Poemhunter.com
If you have gotten this far, thank you kindly for reading it.
Carmela Patterson's Works:
On a small scale some of my poems have been published in Newsletters. My poetry spans the sublime to the ridiculous. I call my silly stuff ridiculosities and ludicrosities. Hope you enjoy what you may read.
Carmela Patterson Poems
' A Child Needs.........'
We are products of our environment it is said and from birth through life we are variously led From infancy to childhood others are in charge When you are little, others seem rather large.
' All Nature Praises God'
Captured in the Psalms are the most eloquent Praises And to read and ponder them affords one great graces. The Lord's is the earth, and the sea, and the sky;
' Do You Love Me? '
What is the first thought of the day As you awaken wiping the sleep from your eyes? Do you roll over and continue to lay Or shuffle to the window and look at the skies?
' Flame '
An ecru jar candle burns ~ Vanilla fragrance fills the room The flame flickers brightly Banishing an oppressive gloom.
' Holy Mass '
Opening up before me a panorama I spiritually see of Thy Mother, Thy Saints, Thy Angels and Thee,
' Joy And Peace And Love '
Year's end is swiftly encroaching, Leaving the present year behind, The New Year is fast approaching, The goals we sought, did we find?
' I Run To You '
I run to you, O Lord, in joy and in sorrow; How can I face another tomorrow? I cleave to your Word this day; On bended knees I continue to pray.
' I Wait '
Do you hear me, Lord, when I call to you? Do you know my every thought and word? Do you know and see what I say and do? When I am sad and cry, am I heard?
' God, Our Father '
God, Our Father, Father of all fathers, We thank you for the innumerable gifts you give You bless us with the sunrise and the sunset We'll thank you and praise you as long as we live.
' A Briney Sea '
I see the rolling waves undulating in the deep blue ocean, I hear the gushing, the rushing and the turbulent motion; While many of us are in the waters thrashing all about Frighteningly and frantically, 'Save us! ' we shout.
' Bless The Babe '
Bless the babe born of my womb, Now sleeping in my keeping, Safe and sound in this room My love for him deepening.
' Mother Of My Lord '
Mother of my Lord, full of purity and grace, You were selected above the entire human race To bear God's only Son infused by the Holy Spirit; Of Gabriel's announcement? Did you fear it?
' Longing For You, Lord '
Lord, you know my heart and soul, That you are my passionate goal; Show me how to serve you Even though I don't deserve you-
' Eve Of The New Year '
The Eve of the New Year is upon us this day May the good Lord bless us as we pray Peace to reign over all the lands As we trust in His capable hands
Glory, Praise, And Honor
Glory, Praise, and Honor
Be upon our minds, lips and hearts
For ever and ever!
O Father, thank you and Praise you
For every Gift you lovingly give;
May Glory, Praise, and Honor, too
Be on our lips for as long as we live!