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Thoughts on life poems by Charles Bukowski and a picture.

A few posts ago I suggested not giving a rat’s arse when setting out to create a book, painting or whatever. Do it because you want to do it and to hell with what anyone thinks. They are a bunch of wanna-Be’s and gutless losers anyway.

Roll the Dice

If you are going to try

Go all the way

otherwise, don’t even start

If you are going to try, go all the way

This could mean

Losing girlfriends

wives, relatives, jobs

And maybe your mind

Go all the way

It could mean not eating for three or four days

It could mean freezing on a park bench

It could mean jail

It could mean derision

Mockery

Isolation

Isolation is the gift

All the others are a test of your endurance

Of how much you really want to do it

And you’ll do it

Despite rejection and the worst odds

and it will be better than anything else you can imagine

If you are going to try

Go all the way

there is no other feeling like that

You will be alone with the gods

And the nights will flame with fire

do it

do it

do it

do it

All the way

All the way

You will ride life straight to perfect laughter

It’s the only good fight there is

 

Think I’ve experienced just about all that already and believe me Nobel Prize for plasticine modeling or not, you survive to laugh last – LOL –  and another one I liked, Bukowski on ‘LIFE’…

 

Your Life is your Life.

Don’t let it be

clubbed into dank submission

Be on the watch

There are ways out

There is a 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.

Never give up on yourself peoples. Blessings and below is a picture I took the other day.

Black and white photograph of a wall with the words "Mute People" and shadow of anonymous person.

Mute People.