A Challenge To The Dark
shot in the eye
shot in the brain
shot in the ****
shot like a flower in the dance
by Charles Bukowski
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15 May 10:04
" My life not their death My death not their death" Intriguing yet thought provoking poem.
Bernard F. Asuncion
15 May 06:10
One of the best poems by Charles Bukowski.......
Rose Marie Juan-austin
15 May 01:51
A powerful and poignant write. Liked the ultimate stanza. Thought provoking lines.
15 May 12:59
my life not their death my death not their death…touching expression with nice theme. Beautiful poem on Life
Edward Kofi Louis
15 May 12:32
" Like a flower in the dance" ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
15 May 12:23
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 a very fine poem. tony
Anil Kumar Panda
15 May 09:46
Great poem. Thought provoking about life and death.
15 May 02:20
my life not their death my death not their death.../// great and sublime expression
22 Feb 10:11
amazing i could never write like that woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
11 May 2018 02:04
i love it keep making them even if their are bad comments
08 Feb 2018 05:32
Whats with the censoring
* Sunprincess *
21 Jan 2016 07:57
............my favorite line ★ shot like a flower in the dance
Gangadharan Nair Pulingat
12 May 2014 04:34
nice poem but the subject is death and such sadness.
11 May 2014 08:05
VNice one very good
09 May 2014 09:27
Wow this is a good one
01 May 2014 06:00
And also Rachael Vacharasovan is a twit.
01 May 2014 05:59
Who the hell is going around thinking they are good enough to bleep the profanity in Bukowski's poems? ! ? ! ? BECAUSE I ASSURE YOU, WHOEVER YOU ARE, THAT YOU ARE NOT AND NEVER WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH TO BLEEP BUKOWSKI may God have mercy on your poor, misguided, ignorant soul! ! ! !
02 Nov 2012 08:57
Dear Site Manager, I refuse to comment on the poem you have posted, because it is not Charles Bukawski's poem... this however is... shot in the eye shot in the brain shot in the ass 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... You lazy effort of leaving out parts of classic work is really upsetting, it is just rude and offensive. Al.
24 Jun 2012 07:10
i thought that this poem was pretty unusual but cool
02 Jun 2012 06:07
What a comment: Suck a dick! Bur is this legal, Ok, grow up, , , err!