Thirst, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

ThirstThirst, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1886)

Thirst

My mind tells me that I constantly thirst
To village water well I do travel
I drink and drink until ready to burst
With a mind which begins to unravel

Leather faced man did ask why so perplex
To the message receiving from my mind
Quickly offered the reason for my vex
It is not water that I need to find.

You eagerly thirst for love and knowledge
Without them you are a beast of burden
Seek them and be removed from your bondage
Ignorance keeps you behind the curtain

World is an exciting place to explore,
All needed is will to open the door.

The Princess, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

The PrincessThe Princess Out of School, Edward Robert Hughes (c. 1901)
The Princess

My princess you are brave to wander out
Danger near for you minus an escort
Always safer for you to be at court
In the deepest of forests you may shout
Tender voice the danger you will not rout
Captured at least a ransom will extort
Return to court for safety I exhort
For I fear able wings you cannot sprout

If wise why is it that you cannot see
As a ruler have a duty to know
Here where the people are I need to be
So in knowledge and wisdom I will grow
Prepared to protect those counting on me
It is ignorance which will be my woe