Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Finished? - Poem by Charles Bukowski

the critics now have me
drinking champagne and
driving a BMW
and also married to a
socialite from
Philadelphia's Main Line
which of course is going to prevent me
from writing my earthy
and grubby stuff.
and they might be
right,
I could be getting to be
more like them,
and that's as close to
death as you can
get.

we'll see.
but don't bury me yet.
don't worry if I drink with
Sean Penn.
just measure the poems
as they come off the
keyboard.
listen only to them.
after this long fight
I have no intention of
quitting short.
or late.
or satisfied.


Comments about Finished? by Charles Bukowski

  • Rookie Shadow Girl (6/15/2011 9:13:00 AM)

    Brilliant - shows how one can feel restricted to write what people want to hear - not what you soul wants to tell - genius. SG (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Richard Hexem (3/3/2010 7:30:00 PM)

    I should have gone fishing..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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