Feeling the Pain of Eternal Desire

Eternal Desire, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

When seeing you I’m looking at a priceless gem
One which is more precious than the countless others
You are priceless for there is not another you
No other smiles, walks or talks the way as you do
It is for this reason I desire you so much
You’re the red flower in a field of white tulips

This fervent desire shall never be diminished
No matter the distance that you place between us
Willingly I bear the pain from your resistance
Although I flounder in this cold ocean of hope
Life without passion for you there can be no joy
As all human acts are resulting from desire

Thoughts for this poem was triggered by the following quotes:

Bertrand Russell

     All human activity is prompted by desire. There is a wholly fallacious theory advanced by some earnest moralists to the effect that it is possible to resist desire in the interests of duty and moral principle. I say this is fallacious, not because no man ever acts from a sense of duty, but because duty has no hold on him unless he desires to be dutiful. If you wish to know what men will do, you must know not only, or principally, their material circumstances, but rather the whole system of their desires with their relative strengths.

 

Understanding Desire by Patricia Stacey

…..It’s joy, it’s misery, it’s an ache that you miss when it’s gone—what is it about desire that has such a hold on us?

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