the laughing heart

Friday, July 11, 2014

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.

-Charles Bukowski


  1. ok, love those words and LOVE that photo. I want to be all things that that photo is.

  2. i'm a big fan of bukowski, & this poem is beautiful. so perfect, it was pretty much exactly what i've needed to hear recently. & your picture is lovely

  3. Doesn't this speak the truth! What a lovely picture to add to those powerful words!