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2 Flies

Rating: 2.7

The flies are angry bits of life;
why are they so angry?
it seems they want more,
it seems almost as if they
are angry
that they are flies;
it is not my fault;
I sit in the room
with them
and they taunt me

with their agony;
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Stan Petrovich 07 July 2011

Who rates the top 500? Bukowski ahead of Yeats is nonsense. He just got drunk and ran from the mouth (pen) !

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Karen Sinclair 06 November 2012

I for one really enjoyed the microscopic reality of this and the unique angles suggested...

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Tim Roesch 23 March 2014

This is not a poem. This is a decent short story masquerading as a poem. Allow me to write a more poem like representation: two flies buzzing, circling, Rest! while Two Eye reads a page Two Wings hum and do their best to avoid sudden squalls of rage a rhythmic circling of restless souls locked in an eternal buzzing gyre falling, kicking, to the bottom of the Well seeking solace sought in something higher? Each carefully bereft of a story to s(t) ell

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Pankaj Kumar 12 September 2013

This IS Bukowsi! ! A plain common people poet. I really enjoy his writing.

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Charlie King 28 May 2014

Bukowski is the poet. The rest are like greeting cards from hell

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Bharati Nayak 10 July 2021

The flies are angry bits of life; why are they so angry? it seems they want more, it seems almost as if they are angry that they are flies; it is not my fault; I sit in the room with them and they taunt me----Fabulous poem!

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Bharati Nayak 10 July 2021

What a metaphorical poem about the little irritants of life bent upon ruining a day!

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Lyn Paul 09 July 2021

Incredible how you have transformed the fly ?? into a captivating tale.

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Shakira Nandini 08 July 2021

Very nice Congratulations to you

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Chinedu Dike 08 July 2021

Well penned...

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