A Challenge To The Dark Poem by Charles Bukowski

A Challenge To The Dark

Rating: 2.9


shot in the eye
shot in the brain
shot in the ****
shot like a flower in the dance

amazing how death wins hands down
amazing how much credence is given to idiot forms of life

amazing how laughter has been drowned out
amazing how viciousness is such a constant

I must soon declare my own war on their war
I must hold to my last piece of ground
I must protect the small space I have made that has allowed me life

my life not their death
my death not their death…

COMMENTS OF THE POEM

nice poem but the subject is death and such sadness.

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* Sunprincess * 21 January 2016

............my favorite line ? shot like a flower in the dance

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Shockspring 08 February 2018

Whats with the censoring

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It''s me guys... 14 January 2019

its saying shot in the but idk they cant say it?

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Rachael Vacharasovan 10 November 2007

yuk! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Varsha M 08 March 2021

How the soul does rejoice with the beauty of trees Shafts of sunlight from the foliage making pools of light Heart uplifted walking woodlands, seeing flowers..... beautiful words.

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Clyde King 08 March 2021

Bukowski died awhile ago. His was a life of irony, self inflicted suffering, and a desperate need to write.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 15 May 2019

" My life not their death My death not their death" Intriguing yet thought provoking poem.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 15 May 2019

One of the best poems by Charles Bukowski.......

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A powerful and poignant write. Liked the ultimate stanza. Thought provoking lines.

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