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A Smile To Remember - Poem by Charles Bukowski

we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes
covering the picture window and
my mother, always smiling, wanting us all
to be happy, told me, 'be happy Henry!'
and she was right: it's better to be happy if you
can
but my father continued to beat her and me several times a week while
raging inside his 6-foot-two frame because he couldn't
understand what was attacking him from within.

my mother, poor fish,
wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a
week, telling me to be happy: 'Henry, smile!
why don't you ever smile?'

and then she would smile, to show me how, and it was the
saddest smile I ever saw

one day the goldfish died, all five of them,
they floated on the water, on their sides, their
eyes still open,
and when my father got home he threw them to the cat
there on the kitchen floor and we watched as my mother
smiled


Comments about A Smile To Remember by Charles Bukowski

  • Rookie catherine harvey (9/30/2016 11:38:00 AM)

    Smiles.....the make-up of the unhappy. (Report) Reply

    4 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Bronze Star - 2,091 Points Mohammad Maleki (8/25/2016 12:33:00 AM)

    Depiction of tragedy across manifestation of majestic words.
    atrocious father
    Selfhumbling mother
    Transitory of life span (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,673 Points Alem Hailu G/kristos (8/16/2016 10:05:00 AM)

    It shows men chauvinism in a very transparent way.I liked this poem (Report) Reply

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Poems About Smile

  1. 1. A Smile To Remember , Charles Bukowski
  2. 2. Hold You In My Smile , Ernestine Northover
  3. 3. Smile At Me , Ernestine Northover
  4. 4. You Smile Upon Your Friend To-Day , Alfred Edward Housman
  5. 5. Smile, Smile, Smile , Wilfred Owen
  6. 6. Reason To Smile , Lendl Ian Servillon
  7. 7. A Smile , Kurt Hearth
  8. 8. The Gardener Xl: An Unbelieving Smile , Rabindranath Tagore
  9. 9. The Made To Order Smile , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  10. 10. Awake To Smile , Robert William Service
  11. 11. A Smile For A Smile - A Tribute To All , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
  12. 12. Hide Behind A Smile , Ivy Christou
  13. 13. Fake Smile , Victor Osorio
  14. 14. The Meaning Of My Smile , scarlet red
  15. 15. Smile--Smile--Smile , Lealon R. Tate
  16. 16. A Smile , Jennifer Rondeau
  17. 17. Times When I Smile , Sandra Osborne
  18. 18. Pass A Smile , Sumita Datta
  19. 19. (smile) , Heather Noble
  20. 20. I Came To Buy A Smile—today , Emily Dickinson
  21. 21. The Very Memory Of Your Smile , LLM Mbatha
  22. 22. The Best Smile , Rajaram Ramachandran
  23. 23. Smile-Once More , prasanna kumari
  24. 24. Smile , Anoop Lokkur
  25. 25. Smile Little Man , Sylvia Chidi
  26. 26. I Smile , Mariana Zita
  27. 27. The Lost Smile , prasanna kumari
  28. 28. Smile For Me , Jay P Narain
  29. 29. Woone Smile Mwore , William Barnes
  30. 30. Smile Please , suchul Jin
  31. 31. Only A Smile , Mathilde Blind
  32. 32. Smile, Smile, Smile , Walterrean Salley
  33. 33. A Smile Is Smile , Akhtar Jawad
  34. 34. Her Smile Was Shaped Like Other Smiles , Emily Dickinson
  35. 35. Smile Woman Smile , Elizabeth Jacqueline Mpanga
  36. 36. The Mind's Strange Beauty, With Its Smile , Michael Shepherd
  37. 37. Please Smile To Me , unknown poet
  38. 38. Smile! ! * , Becky Ginn
  39. 39. Peeling Eggs Makes Me Smile , Mary Nagy
  40. 40. Come Smile At Me Again , Herbert Nehrlich
  41. 41. Smile , Michael Samad
  42. 42. Smile , Frantz Dorsain
  43. 43. Your Smile..... , jibin joseph
  44. 44. Mother's Smile , Herbert Nehrlich
  45. 45. Stolen Smile Part 2 , Marie Joyce B. Negapatan
  46. 46. Smile Once More , Ernestine Northover
  47. 47. I Wish I Made You Smile , John Kipling Lewis
  48. 48. Smile Always! , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  49. 49. A Thousand Smile From You , Gil Gregorio
  50. 50. Sunshine Of Your Smile , David Harris
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