Darkness unearthed/forgotten?

We waited for the killing winds
tucked beneath our shrouds of ignorance
we listened to the heads speak endlessly
waiting on the second coming
in too many years
and still we wait.
The night of force belies the truth
prepared yet once more wondering
is it for naught
when the boy who cries wolf
one too many times
do the sheep move aimlessly after awhile
searching out the tender clover
blissfully unaware
of the darkness to come.
When fables repeat
and the record rewound once more
and then again,
again we wonder as the skies grow dark
and we wait for the windows to rattle
and receive a whispered breath,
we say our prayers to others
not so lucky
for they will be the ones
who hearken the coming of the next storm
for living through
not unscathed
they know what the simple reminder is,
in life the gratitude knows no difference
and darkness unearthed
will pick aimlessly
where the wind blows.

A photo I took the day after Hermine blew through…pigeons and seagulls united on the shore, watching the waves smash in and out, turtles nests torn asunder and children meandering in the edges of the waves while the was ocean closed for business, warnings unheeding as the red flag gave warning, I gathered memories of my first hurricaine and walked away.

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17 thoughts on “Darkness unearthed/forgotten?

  1. It is all here for me:

    “and we wait for the windows to rattle
    and receive a whispered breath,
    we say our prayers to others
    not so lucky
    for they will be the ones
    who hearken the coming of the next storm
    for living through
    not unscathed
    they know what the simple reminder is,
    in life the gratitude knows no difference
    and darkness unearthed
    will pick aimlessly
    where the wind blows.”

    Kim, that’s a picture for a competition of sorts. This is beautifully done.

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  2. Thanks Lisa, I’m glad it passed by and left us unscathed for the most part. My first hurricane and I hope my last….wasn’t so bad in my neck of the woods but could have been horrid. Peace and blessings, Kim

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  3. for my area, it was the storm that never quite materialized, some got hit with flooding, we sat outside and watched a little rain fall and a breeze….water/ocean is a powerful force though, lot of erosion/beach loss…and the turtle nests….sad.

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  4. thanks you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed, I’ve been slacking off a bit over the weekend but this had been simmering, so glad you like it. Peace and blessings, Kim

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  5. thanks Helene, it was rough waters but the little birds were just hanging out, too windy to bother flying anywhere perhaps. So glad you enjoyed it and thank you 🙂 Peace and blessings, Kim

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  6. Beautiful way to make us think about the darkness to come. I hope to “receive a whispered breath” when it comes and “say my prayers to others not so lucky.” We always need to be prepared and face the storm when the winds of changes shift. Thank you.

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