The sweet taste of knowledge
is akin to a kiss between two deprived lovers.
The peeling away of my ignorance
only to realise the magnitude of my oblivion.
What I thought was the bliss of not knowing,
was nothing more than floundering in my own death
while still living.
It was like I was existing and not living,
conscious but yet still asleep.
Now I feel truly alive for the first time
seeing and hearing for the first time.
Oh what joy and delight this is,
the lifelong pursuit of wisdom,
and the shedding away of ignorance.