Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Poems

41. The Blackbirds Are Rough Today 1/3/2003
42. Magical Mystery Tour 1/3/2003
43. Now 1/13/2003
44. The Worst And The Best 1/13/2003
45. The Night I Was Going To Die 1/13/2003
46. Rain Or Shine 1/1/2004
47. What A Writer 1/1/2004
48. Something For The Touts, The Nuns, The Grocery Clerks, And You . . . 1/13/2003
49. The Icecream People 1/13/2003
50. What Can We Do? 1/13/2003
51. Layover 1/13/2003
52. Hooray Say The Roses 1/13/2003
53. Out Of The Arm Of One Love... 1/13/2003
54. The Great Slob 1/3/2003
55. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death 1/13/2003
56. True Story 1/13/2003
57. Here I Am ... 1/13/2003
58. This 1/13/2003
59. No. 6 1/13/2003
60. Three Oranges 1/13/2003
61. So Now? 1/13/2003
62. Revolt In The Ranks 1/13/2003
63. Somebody 1/13/2003
64. Shoes 1/13/2003
65. Paris 1/3/2003
66. My Friend, The Parking Lot Attendant 1/3/2003
67. These Things 1/1/2004
68. Luck 1/13/2003
69. Young In New Orleans 1/3/2003
70. Working Out 1/13/2003
71. Poetry 1/13/2003
72. Sleep 1/13/2003
73. Trapped 1/13/2003
74. Jane Icin (For Jane - In Turkish) 1/13/2003
75. My Computer 1/3/2003
76. Finished? 1/3/2003
77. My First Affair With That Older Woman 1/13/2003
78. Gamblers All 1/3/2003
79. The Lucky Ones 1/3/2003
80. We Ain'T Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Charles Bukowski

A Smile To Remember

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, ...

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Rhyming Poem

the goldfish sing all night with guitars,
and the whores go down with the stars,
the whores go down with the stars

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