Friday, March 22, 2013

Poetry for your Friday vol. 1

The Laughing Heart
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

I'm on the fence about Bukowski. Sometimes I think his writing is fantastic and other times I feel like he's whiny and pretentious. I supposed it depends on my mood. Today I seem to be I the right mood for him because this poem really spoke to me. I've been struggle with some life stuff, you know the normal 'who am I and where is my life going' so these words were a comfort today.

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