Love and Pain, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

Love and PainLove and Pain, Edvard Munch (1895)

Love and Pain

The love I feel is causing me much pain
Thinking of you renders me deathly weak
Confusion of mind unable to speak
An ache of heart unable to contain
Such a desire unable to restrain
These dreaded ailments make my future bleak
What unknown treatment must I quickly seek
For I’m on the verge of being insane

There is no promise love to be a joy
Giving your heart means it’s no longer yours
And your thoughts never to be rational
Nor a sure quick-fix that you may deploy
To erase the worst of love’s aching sores
You’re doomed as resisting love is futile

Love-fire that Burns Inside My Head, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

Love-fire Inside My Head

Love-fire that Burns Inside My Head

There’s a love-fire that burns inside my head
Trespassing on every thought that passes
My mind is now a tangled ball of yarn
Only able to weave pictures of you

How will I be able to stay alive
Only thoughts of you I cannot survive
Confusion festers from lack of answers
For it’s unknown how you really feel

So much laughter in the moments we share
But when I get to close you run away
Taking with you my weakened tortured heart
Leaving me so helpless on life support

Should final darkness fill my mind this night
Will go willingly, a smile on my face
Knowing that I had found a special love
Though it was never given in return

Twilight and Day, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

Twilight and DayPortraits of Lorna and Dorothy Bell, Sir James Jebusa Shannon (c. 1904)

Twilight and Day, Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

Tender message of light does Twilight bring
Providing help lifting the sleeping fog
Gently coaxing the morning birds to sing
Rousting me up for I sleep as a log

Twilight you are a joy but must make way
Sun now of full view in the eastern sky
A bright sign welcoming your sister Day
Those colors of beauty she’ll amplify

Day is your brightness that helps flowers grow
Providing light for me to get things done
In the winter to melt ice and snow
Day you now end just as you had begun

The sun falls in the west yielding to Night
A silent time to put thoughts in order
For hours I shall rest waiting for Twilight
Until she touches my eyes shall not stir