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Freedom - Poem by Charles Bukowski

he drank wine all night of the
28th, and he kept thinking of her:
the way she walked and talked and loved
the way she told him things that seemed true
but were not, and he knew the color of each
of her dresses
and her shoes-he knew the stock and curve of
each heel
as well as the leg shaped by it.

and she was out again and when he came home,and
she'd come back with that special stink again,
and she did
she came in at 3 a.m in the morning
filthy like a dung eating swine
and
he took out a butchers knife
and she screamed
backing into the rooming house wall
still pretty somehow
in spite of love's reek
and he finished the glass of wine.

that yellow dress
his favorite
and she screamed again.

and he took up the knife
and unhooked his belt
and tore away the cloth before her
and cut off his balls.

and carried them in his hands
like apricots
and flushed them down the
toilet bowl
and she kept screaming
as the room became red

GOD O GOD!
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

and he sat there holding 3 towels
between his legs
no caring now whether she left or
stayed
wore yellow or green or
anything at all.

and one hand holding and one hand
lifting he poured
another wine


Comments about Freedom by Charles Bukowski

  • Rookie - 37 Points Li Po (1/11/2015 8:59:00 AM)

    I loved Jane. I loved her with all of hers impossibilities.loved her the way she was.just loved her.You love or you don't love. there 's no dosage of love.I LOVE.but it gets hard sometimes.so hard.that 28th was hardest.she wore that yellow dress, my favourite.she looks like an angel it that yellow dress.don't get me wrong she always looks divine but in that yellow dress...fucking goddess.but she came in the 3 am with that stink of betrayal.her weakness was to big.she failed again. but THIS time in that yellow dress.it was TOO much for me.(it is so hard to love someone more than that one love himself.) it is so hard. I don't drink because I'm weak; I drink because there's nothing else to do. that 28th nothing could save me.i felt trapped in the worst prison cage ever and I've seen them a lot, trust me on that one. my regular hideouts where ineffective. races, bar fights, drugs, alcohol, all the fucking delusions all over the universe could not make me feel better. I was dying waiting for her.teared my soul like a bunch of werewolves.All of this because of my abillity to love.can't take no more. this bars are unbearable I have to free myself. don't want to be a genius no more. fuck that. YOU WIN! ! ! OK! ? ? ! ! I will cut off MY balls! last balls on earth! Tonight I will be YOU; non-loving, selfish, absurd, balls lacking man not capable of loving or admiring the goddess in yellow dress.YOU, yes YOU! I'll be out of YOUR way, I will be SILENT, I will OBEY. it hurts too much, tonight it's EASIER to be YOU; but I will do it myself then; I will not give you the privilege of doing it! I'll cut it. tonight.on 28th. in this poem.YOU won.you WANNABE humanity. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 37 Points Li Po (1/11/2015 10:18:00 AM)

    In front of you!

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  • Rookie Andrew kopf (12/30/2014 3:00:00 AM)

    SG, I read a few interpretations and one of them seemed quite fitting. It stated that abscising his nuts is symbolic of how the U.S. society is predominantly sex-driven. He wanted nothing but her with his manhood in tact. But without, he only wanted another glass of wine. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shadow Girl (6/15/2011 9:17:00 AM)

    Might have to read this one a few more times to get the drift of what he is trying to say here - can anyone enlighten me? SG (Report) Reply

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Poems About Freedom

  1. 1. Freedom , Charles Bukowski
  2. 2. Freedom Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  3. 3. Freedom Of Love , Andre Breton
  4. 4. Freedom , Ambrose Bierce
  5. 5. A Sad State Of Freedom , Nazim Hikmet
  6. 6. Freedom And Love , Thomas Campbell
  7. 7. Freedom Is Never Free , James Grengs
  8. 8. Freedom At Midnight , Sathya Narayana
  9. 9. Freedom On The Wallaby , Henry Lawson
  10. 10. Freedom , Helen Hunt Jackson
  11. 11. X Absolute Freedom , ONElia AVElar
  12. 12. Freedom , Christal Carpenter
  13. 13. I Prefer The Gorgeous Freedom , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  14. 14. Freedom In Cage , yashar rezaeipour
  15. 15. Of Old Sat Freedom On The Heights , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  16. 16. Freedom Of Choice , Linda Ori
  17. 17. Freedom From Love......................... , JESSICA MASON
  18. 18. Freedom From The Self , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  19. 19. Freedom Is Walking , Sylvia Chidi
  20. 20. In Search Of Freedom , Sathya Narayana
  21. 21. Freedom Of Choice , Scarlet .....
  22. 22. Freedom In Your Marriage? , Richard Merrell
  23. 23. (3.25) Freedom (1960's) , Karl Stuart Kline
  24. 24. Freedom , Kevin Deckert
  25. 25. A Homage To The Freedom Fighters Of India , Raja Basu
  26. 26. Freedom , John Barbour
  27. 27. 0015 On The Mental Freedom Of Old Age , Michael Shepherd
  28. 28. Freedom Is, Freedom Is Never , MELVIN BANGGOLLAY
  29. 29. The Dream Of Freedom , Owen Suffolk
  30. 30. A Freedom Fighter , Alancia Lebogang Mogorosi
  31. 31. (115) Spirit Of Freedom , premji premji
  32. 32. On The Question Of Freedom , Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  33. 33. One Minute Of Freedom , William Cook
  34. 34. Lost Freedom , Sylvia Chidi
  35. 35. A Fight For Freedom , Marilyn Lott
  36. 36. Prison Bars-And Freedom! , Scarlett Treat
  37. 37. 0010 Poemhunter And The Simplicity Of Fr.. , Michael Shepherd
  38. 38. War + Lives Add Love = Freedom , Dave Tanguay
  39. 39. The Price Of Freedom , Callum Kyle
  40. 40. Stars Of Freedom , Bobby Sands
  41. 41. Freedom? , Clover West
  42. 42. My Wings Of Freedom , Mary Nagy
  43. 43. Contemporary Freedom , Sylvia Chidi
  44. 44. Freedom , arundhati sinha
  45. 45. I Want My Freedom Back , Nadalia Bagratuni
  46. 46. Freedom , Adryan Rotica
  47. 47. Freedom , Hannah Hampton
  48. 48. Freedom , Jen Huan
  49. 49. He Gave His Life For Freedom , Ted Sheridan
  50. 50. Taste Of Freedom , Max Reif
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