Treasure Island

RoseAnn V. Shawiak

(October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

A Deep Emptiness


Tired of living a long life, filled with happiness, joy, suffering, sorrow.
Taking steps to meet it every day - even when not wanting to.
Pasting a smile on a face of grief, dancing with others, putting on a brave front for everyone around.
Deeply inside, fraught with an emptiness that just won't go away or ease up.
Life has taken on a new meaning, a loneliness with ever-increasing meanings in life, ones that can't quite be grasped as yet.
Listening to music tends to bring them close enough to hear, but I don't quite understand all the lyrics being sung, because they seem to be coming from another horizon, one I haven't been invited to as yet.
However, one I will be visiting soon, with a prayer upon my lips and the light of hope in my heart.

Submitted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
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  • Greg Uhan (3/10/2013 7:51:00 PM)

    Oh Rose so touching you have such a warm, radiant, loving soul. Anything I can do, let me know? (Report) Reply

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