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 Click to read full poem

Comments (25)

" 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.
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
Great poem. Thought provoking about life and death.
my life not their death my death not their death.../// great and sublime expression
amazing i could never write like that woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
i love it keep making them even if their are bad comments
Whats with the censoring
............my favorite line ★ shot like a flower in the dance
nice poem but the subject is death and such sadness.
VNice one very good
Wow this is a good one
And also Rachael Vacharasovan is a twit.
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! ! ! !
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.
i thought that this poem was pretty unusual but cool
What a comment: Suck a dick! Bur is this legal, Ok, grow up, , , err!