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Charles Bukowski - How Is Your Heart?

during my worst times
 on the park benches
 in the jails
 or living with
 I always had this certain
 I wouldn't call it
 it was more of an inner
 that settled for
 whatever was occuring
 and it helped in the
 and when relationships 
 went wrong
 with the 
 it helped 
 through the
 wars and the
 the backalley fights
 to awaken in a cheap room
 in a strange city and
 pull up the shade-
 this was the craziest kind of
 and to walk across the floor
 to an old dresser with a 
 cracked mirror- 
 see myself, ugly,
 grinning at it all. 
 what matters most is
 how well you 
 walk through the

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Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: How Is Your Heart?
Poem of the Day: Sep 6 2007

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 18th, 2014 at 10:14 PM.

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Comment 1 of 2, added on February 24th, 2013 at 6:29 PM.
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Just found this website while trying to find where Buk had first written the line, "What matters most is how well you walk through the fire" To me one of his greatest lines, although there are so many hundreds of great, brilliant, perfect lines in Buk.

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