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A Challenge To The Dark
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

A Challenge To The Dark

shot in the eye
shot in the brain
shot in the ****
shot like a flower in the dance

amazing how death wins hands down
amazing how much credence is given to idiot forms of life

amazing how laughter has been drowned out
amazing how viciousness is such a constant

I must soon declare my own war on their war
I must hold to my last piece of ground
I must protect the small space I have made that has allowed me life

my life not their death
my death not their death…

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" My life not their death My death not their death" Intriguing yet thought provoking poem.
One of the best poems by Charles Bukowski.......
A powerful and poignant write. Liked the ultimate stanza. Thought provoking lines.
my life not their death my death not their death…touching expression with nice theme. Beautiful poem on Life
" Like a flower in the dance" ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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