Sue Vincent’s Writephoto Photo Prompt: Clarity









I see, feel, hear, and know in the dark of night, a world of beings that beg to be heard, like a cry in the night a thousand times over as each second of every moment crosses into the annals of time.  Each sigh a precious thought, only to be echoed across a silent world that hears them naught.

I stand, head bowed, as though I must attend an ocean burial of all the human sighs that cry out in the night. I feel my feet move toward the ocean’s spray.  My arms are full of white roses to give to the sighs that have drowned within these crystal clear waters that now cover my ankles.

I wade into the crisp, cold waters, wondering if there is any peace of mind as their sighs sink into the sandy tide that washes the shore. I wonder if, perchance, the warmth of the sun will come to bathe these now silence sighs, to give them warmth on their silence journey. Although their sighs were not heard by all, others who awakened in the night heard them too, but did nothing. I feel my tears flow into the salty sea, and as each petal drops, I say a whispered pray.

If there be clarity at all, this I know, the earth heals its wounds though eons shall pass, and one day each sigh will be heard by all, as a giant wave covers the earth to wash away all the sins of mankind.

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Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen DeMers Dowdall was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has lived in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen has a PhD, MSN, BSN, RN in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. “Books of every genre teach us about life, how we think, and view the world." She has written poems and little short stories since she was a child. Karen loves art, she enjoys drawing, painting in oils, pastels, colored pencils, and doing portraiture. She has also taken ballet, Jazz, and modern dance since she was three years old and owned her own dance studio.

12 thoughts on “Sue Vincent’s Writephoto Photo Prompt: Clarity

      1. My writing isn’t uplifting either, Karen. It is also truthful and, therefore, harsh. I am writing a dystopian novel at the moment – it can’t get worse than that. I like dystopian books so I loved this.

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      2. Robbie, thank you so much and you are so right, truthful is often harsh, more times than not and I tend to be overly truthful. I can’t see the reality of a situation that is awful, and not be truthful. Thank you. Karen 🙂


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