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Charles Bukowski - The Night I Was Going To Die

the night I was going to die
I was sweating on the bed
and I could hear the crickets 
and there was a cat fight outside
and I could feel my soul dropping down through the 
mattress
and just before it hit the floor I jumped up
I was almost too weak to walk
but I walked around and turned on all the lights
and then I went back to bed
and dropped it down again and
I was up
turning on all the lights
I had a 7-year-old daughter
and I felt sure she wouldn't want me dead
otherwise it wouldn't have
mattered
but all that night
nobody phoned
nobody came by with a beer
my girlfriend didn't phone
all I could hear were the crickets and it was
hot
and I kept working at it
getting up and down
until the first of the sun came through the window
through the bushes
and then I got on the bed
and the soul stayed
inside at last and
I slept.
now people come by
beating on the doors and windows
the phone rings
the phone rings again and again
I get great letters in the mail
hate letters and love letters.
everything is the same again.

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Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: The Night I Was Going To Die
Poem of the Day: Dec 19 2004

Comment 33 of 33, added on April 1st, 2014 at 7:56 AM.
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tLeHH8 Thanks again for the blog.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on...

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Comment 32 of 33, added on March 22nd, 2014 at 1:50 PM.
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RmmLQN Thanks so much for the article.Thanks Again.

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Comment 31 of 33, added on February 28th, 2014 at 12:57 PM.
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TkQhPL A round of applause for your blog post.Much thanks again.

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