"Companion; Loneliness" - Contemporary Painting by Val Jean
A solitary moment in the dark.
When there are no whispers surrounding.
There are no eyes prying.
A moment to be invisible.
Can give us a glimpse of our beguiled selves.
The importance of solitude is always undermined.
None care to temper it.
None try to examine it.
An insight into our very souls it may give us.
Without the need to forage, we may see within our own cases.
The masks that we all wear.
The masks of shame, those of pride.
The masks of love or lust, they all disguise.
We may not realize our true features hidden.
We need our time to brood, to discover the callouses beneath the mitten.
But ponder not too long, o reader.
As I have, in search of my lost desires.
I have lost too much and gained little wisdom from this.
Tarry not in the dark senses of your befuddled mind like I have.
For you will then be stuck until eternity instead of being brave.
I will linger on until I have found my gem.
In the search of knowledge, I may have lost much.
But this is my way now, I know of nothing further.
My endless quest shall remain such forever.
With my eyes open, I know who I am, what I want, and I shall search forever.