Before me words upon paper cast
What is said and what is masked
What do these words deeply convey
What is it that the heart need say
The emptiness and fullness of life be told
By the words that seek to unfold
To make sense of all that comes to evolve
The soul ever in reach for TRUTH and resolve
What contradiction is there to live
What understanding will this day willingly give
Pain and dismay may not to others be shown
This torment held within to Self be known
Confines and pretense these shackles to unbind
And free shall be these taunts of heart and mind.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Le génie du mal, St. Paul's Cathedral, Liège, white marble, 1848, Guillaume Geefs. 1805-1883.