Across The Sea.... by Carol Knudsen

Trying to look across the sea
to imagine what lies afar.
Is like hoping for others what will never be
or touching a shining star.
You can never bear another’s pain,
or feel another’s sorrow.
And though you try again and again,
you will never possess their tomorrows.
Give until your heart is blue
and your feet can walk no more.
Give but know that it is not you
who must carry this burden for.
You can leave if you want when things get tough
but they are here to stay.
You can give up when you had enough
but who has the price to pay?
No one is asking for your haughty pity,
or for money to cure all strife,
but just respect and a little concern
for those crossing the sea of life.
By S.W.Clark

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Model: that=damn-eskimo
Edited in Corel PSP X2

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  • Rickster1
    Rickster1over 3 years ago

    First Up Knudders’ ~ Great work again mate
    Have a nice one

  • Hey Mr Rick! Hope you and yours are keeping well!
    Thanks for dropping by my friend :)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 3 years ago

    Wow, this is incredible Carol! One of your bests, in my opinion. Love the mood you created!!

  • Hi Andrew…Thanks so much! Glad you like this one :)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Miss Vamp :)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 3 years ago

    how lovely Carol.. x

  • Hi Karin…Thank you for your beautiful words :) xx

    – Carol Knudsen

  • garts
    gartsover 3 years ago

    Great work Carol, well created.

  • Thanks Adrian…Took the better part of a few hours to create….But I’m happy with the result :)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiover 3 years ago

    just great Carol! Love the mood!!

  • Hi Mojca! Thank you so much my friend :)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Fay Hartwell
    Fay Hartwellover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful Carol, wise words and a mesmerising image.

  • Hi Fay…Thank you for your wonderful comment! I appreciate it :) xx

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

    This is how a diptych should be… each image is not only complemented, but strengthened by the presence of the other… The first is beautiful, but you kind of wonder what it is she’s staring out at. The second is moody, but the monochrome makes my interest wane… but together ~ WOW! They totally lend each other strength. I love the bird tie-in, the colour match, and the way one provides context, and the other, mood. I think it’s wonderful!!!

  • Hi Mieke….Thank you for this really awesome comment…I know exactly what you mean! :) xx

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    Love what you’ve done here Carol!

  • Hi Mel…Thanks so much!! :) xx

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenover 3 years ago

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  • You are a legend Lynne! Thank you with hugs :) xx

    – Carol Knudsen

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