Ludvig Von Himmelstein


Soul Pain - Poem by Ludvig Von Himmelstein

The pain knows no exit
it wishes to vie with me
like chocolate bitter
but oddly sweet
hinting at depths
otherwise unplumbed
and incomplete
There was a time
a raw nerve pinched
overwhelmed and paralyzed
reached for novacaine
eclipsed the soul
within my brain
But his irksomeness
takes a seat of honour now
as a trusted member
of my board
not all directors say yes
and the glib are often bored
like one who mines
for precious metals and ore
like one who scrutinizes
and discerns diamonds
in the raw
There is this vexsome
miner's lamp
within my head
Guarding me from fall
I excavate listening
to this most
irritating voice
Sometimes it is silenced
but its seen in the shadows
in the mist and the
wake of every success
my loathsome friend
has now got my ear
and can no longer
overwhelm me


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  • (4/18/2008 9:04:00 PM)


    you have managed to read the sub-conscious state of mind..the phrases are rich with imagery and well drawn parallels...liked reading it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008



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