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Charles Bukowski - A Challenge To The Dark

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...

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Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: A Challenge To The Dark

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 18th, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

NwKHhI Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article.Much thanks again. Cool.

crorkservice from Zambia
Comment 2 of 3, added on December 18th, 2008 at 4:46 PM.

to me, this piece is a favourite; it lives.
the rhythm rolls in, hard, and then soft. then the harshness, despair, and then hope followed by refusal to accept the bullshit.

robert stastny from Slovakia Republic
Comment 1 of 3, added on August 18th, 2008 at 9:14 PM.

i will hold that tuff of dirt with him.

adam buchanan from Australia

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