Thursday, July 3, 2014

Poems for People Who Don't Like Poetry #5

your life is your life
don't let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light
but it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

- Charles Bukowski, The Laughing Heart


  1. I love this. I read it for our weekly meeting at work. It was well received. Thank you for sharing :)