by Joseph Raffa
A lifetime, etched in loneliness.
A lifetime surrounded by people,
yet still, a lifetime living alone.
locked within the confines of one’s understanding –
unable to break out,
to share the experiences of a lifetime of living.
Deeper than the ocean.
An unbridgeable aloneness imprisoned within the emptiness of knowing.
Struggle – against the surrounding walls.
Struggle – to learn, to grow and to know.
There is a whisper abroad
A way out of the darkness.
Search for the light that brightly shines at the end of the dark tunnel of despair.
Go with the light –
To where? To the timeless beyond.
Away from the world of knowing –
from the aloneness and the prison of self experience and into the unknown world of the perfect strangeness.