Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Poems

121. Oh Yes 1/13/2003
122. Friends Within The Darkness 1/1/2004
123. Close To Greatness 1/3/2003
124. Eulogy To A Hell Of A Dame 1/1/2004
125. Girl In A Miniskirt Reading The Bible Outside My Window 1/13/2003
126. For Jane 1/13/2003
127. 2 Flies 3/31/2010
128. Cows In Art Class 1/13/2003
129. Carson Mccullers 1/3/2003
130. Raw With Love 1/1/2004
131. 40,000 1/13/2003
132. To The Whore Who Took My Poems 1/13/2003
133. Big Night On The Town 1/13/2003
134. Let It Enfold You 1/1/2004
135. A Following 1/13/2003
136. Consummation Of Grief 1/13/2003
137. The Genius Of The Crowd 1/13/2003
138. As The Poems Go 1/13/2003
139. Back To The Machine Gun 1/3/2003
140. As The Sparrow 1/13/2003
141. A Challenge To The Dark 1/13/2003
142. Confession 1/3/2003
143. Cause And Effect 1/13/2003
144. A Radio With Guts 1/13/2003
145. Be Kind 1/13/2003
146. Are You Drinking? 1/13/2003
147. And The Moon And The Stars And The World 1/13/2003
148. An Almost Made Up Poem 1/13/2003
149. Bluebird 1/13/2003
150. Alone With Everybody 1/1/2004
151. A Smile To Remember 1/3/2003
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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The Retreat

this time has finished me.

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