King of Pain

King of Pain

A Poem by Gedalya
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A small poem I wrote in July 2013.

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My portrait hangs in the halls of shame,
My soul jaded by fortune and fame.
Woe, yes! for even though I am king,
There’s no one to give my diamond ring.

I am the incarnation of hubris

Not a single person for me to share,
My wealth or my love, not even an heir.
This crown, this scepter and this dismal throne,
I would give it all, to not be alone.

But I am the lord and slave of snafu

Grey-haired, lined-faced, reflections of Cain.
Oh, what sweetest joy is my most dire pain!
I am a prisoner of the mind,
Product of societies design.

I am a frog prince, needing true love’s kiss

This feeling inside I cannot bare,
A witch’s brood of pride and despair.
A vagabond? Worse, Nero of Rome!
There is no haven for me to call home.

But still I dream: to love and be loved too.

© 2014 Gedalya


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Gedalya
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Wow your metaphors are crazy bro! I'm feeling this

Posted 6 Years Ago


This... This is beautiful, the use of so many metaphors is just amazing...

Posted 6 Years Ago


It's beautiful, well written and I loved the metaphors, and the use of fables versus reality.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Haim Kadman

6 Years Ago

That's right I live in Israel.
Gedalya

6 Years Ago

I've been meaning to emigrate, but I've been too busy. I was wanting to move in Beersheba. So, do yo.. read more
Haim Kadman

6 Years Ago

No Gedalia I'm not religious but I do respect our religion.
A piece that makes no excuses, almost like an instruction to those that read it, well done, good read.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Love the ancient feel of this write and the expression of fear and similar themes that are relative today. Thank you for sharing!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Gedalya

6 Years Ago

Thanks, I'd like to think it's universal.
A great, intriguing poem with a Shakespearean charm around it. Marvelously penned, and like Creativegurl, I was hooked the whole time through. Amazing!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Gedalya

6 Years Ago

It's funny bc I stopped reading Shakespeare when I was 14, LoL I guess he never left the bloodstream.. read more
Gleb Zavlanov

6 Years Ago

I guess he never did. :D Even without the Shakespearean influence, this poem is magnificent!
Im pretty sure I've read this piece about 6 times now, and I cant stop coming back to it. It flows so beautifully and has such a huge impact for such a small poem. Great writing.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Gedalya

6 Years Ago

I'm glad you're hooked LoL it's always a good thing to have others fall head over heals with my work.. read more
I loved reading this beauty. You are very inspiring.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Gedalya

6 Years Ago

Thank you, I hope to be writing some new material soon. Maybe I can continue to inspire. Thanks agai.. read more
Raw. Dark yet honest. Words defines the caliber of your mentality simply brillant.

Posted 6 Years Ago


This is a perfect example of how beauty can be captured from the internal void.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Gedalya

6 Years Ago

Thank you, my grey-matter was working swell at the time of writing this, lol I'd like to think of it.. read more

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