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A Radio With Guts

Rating: 3.3
it was on the 2nd floor on Coronado Street
I used to get drunk
and throw the radio through the window
while it was playing, and, of course,
it would break the glass in the window
and the radio would sit there on the roof
still playing
and I'd tell my woman,
"Ah, what a marvelous radio!"
the next morning I'd take the window
off the hinges
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Robert Murray Smith 29 March 2021
Typical Bukowski, rude and bare.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 March 2021
3) The tennisplayer in my tennisclub died of liver cerosis, most alcoholics die of this disease. Very sad.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 March 2021
Despite his drunkeness CB could write attractive and lovely poems, most melancholic, but his poems are fascinating!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 March 2021
Constantly being drunk, a person can write poems though, like the tennis player in my tennisclub played tennis like in a normal state. I have the idea that CB also did like that.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 March 2021
Charles Bukowski was most of the time constantly drunk, I must conclude he of course could write a simple poem with an easy story and to be noticed here, the content of this poem is attractive. This poem is in its being modest, very fascinating. I knew once a tennisplaer in my tennis club
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Deluke Muwanigwa 29 March 2021
Lol. A typical drunk
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Rajnish Manga 05 July 2019
Nothing idealistic here. It is all about a common who is driven more by his instinct than by his brain. Thanks for the poem being shared.
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Khairul Ahsan 05 July 2019
An innocent alcoholic? Not much of trouble had he created, instead wrote a nice poem when drunk, or about his drunkenness.
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Ramesh T A 05 July 2019
A fine example of modern poem it is indeed! Thanks for sharing here!
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Fascinating poem by Charles Bukowski! What an honest description of a drunken man throwing a radio out through the window, and the radio still playing music! The exceptional nature, sensitivity and variety of his topics (e.g. A Smile To Remember) are incomparable! My Favourite Poet!
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