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at the track today,
Father's Day,
each paid admission was
entitled to a wallet
and each contained a
little surprise.
most of the men seemed
between 30 and 55,
going to fat,
many of them in walking

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Shaun Cronick 05 April 2020

From the great man who wrote Ham on Rye with horrid Henry.

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Dominic Windram 05 April 2020

Great poem... replete with the kind of acute social observation that only Bukowski can muster.

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Mahtab Bangalee 05 April 2020

so many of them like that, there and not there, breathing, farting, commenting, waiting for a thunder that will not arrive, waiting for the charging white horse of Glory, ............../// what an excellent poetic expression/// greatly penned

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Dr Antony Theodore 05 April 2020

their life shines through; miracles happen, even in . I decide to stay for one more race. Great poem of Bukowski.. tony

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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 April 2020

their life shines through; miracles happen, even in ....... wonderful imagery. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the day for the second time.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 April 2019

" these little walking whales" , a great modern poem coming with immense force and well deserved modern poem of the Day.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 April 2019

Tracking father's day with an impressive nice title is definitely an excellent poem. Monday is definitely waiting for them to shine. A nice poem is chosen as the modern poem of the day.

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Edward Kofi Louis 05 April 2019

Tale! ! Gone stale! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Adrian Flett 05 April 2019

What a ride from this great poet.

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* Sunprincess * 12 March 2015

.......wow 40.000 was a lot of people at the track....sounds like a lot of fun :)

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