Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Alone With Everybody - Poem by Charles Bukowski

the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
in there and
sometimes a soul,
and the women break
vases against the walls
and the men drink too
much
and nobody finds the
one
but keep
looking
crawling in and out
of beds.
flesh covers
the bone and the
flesh searches
for more than
flesh.

there's no chance
at all:
we are all trapped
by a singular
fate.

nobody ever finds
the one.

the city dumps fill
the junkyards fill
the madhouses fill
the hospitals fill
the graveyards fill

nothing else
fills.


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Comments about Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski

  • (6/3/2018 9:28:00 PM)


    Fineeeeeeeeeeeere is the time (Report) Reply

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  • (5/26/2018 11:21:00 PM)


    I absolutely loathe the fact that I can totally relate to this poem... smh. (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2018 2:10:00 AM)


    One of my fav poems too..luv it. (Report) Reply

  • (5/5/2018 3:51:00 AM)


    Good one,Born is alone and dies is alone (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2018 10:55:00 AM)


    thiss film talk about my - yes? (Report) Reply

  • Damion Hamilton (2/13/2018 6:18:00 PM)


    This poem left a powerful impression on me (Report) Reply

  • (1/3/2018 10:30:00 AM)


    flesh searches for more than flesh.

    there's no chance at all:
    we are all trapped by a singular fate.

    nobody ever finds..
    the one

    This is amazing and beautifully written
    (Report) Reply

  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (12/9/2017 9:31:00 PM)


    So powerful penned scenes every where. Covered all (Report) Reply

  • (11/9/2017 4:25:00 AM)


    but that's not true..
    the prisons fill too!
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/14/2017 9:44:00 PM)


    A poem filled with pessimism
    but also filled with truth.
    Different, powerful and moving.
    (Report) Reply

  • (9/12/2017 10:44:00 AM)


    A keen observor of life, Bukowski gives voice to the human heart without silencing the mind. His unsentimental relationship with the truth created a body of poetry that stands the test of time. (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Sahoo (9/10/2017 10:06:00 AM)


    nobody ever finds
    the one.

    the city dumps fill
    the junkyards fill
    the madhouses fill
    the hospitals fill
    the graveyards fill
    Great poem.
    10
    (Report) Reply

  • Pratik Rajani (9/2/2017 11:21:00 AM)


    well one of my fav poem...
    he is at his best in this poem...
    (Report) Reply

  • Asif Shuvo (8/4/2017 12:36:00 PM)


    Such a beautiful poem. After reading this I wish i can lost in the deep sea alone under the starry sky. Thank you Charles (Report) Reply

  • Sylvaonyema Uba (2/23/2017 1:46:00 PM)


    the flesh covers the bone
    and they put a mind
    in there...

    Well written and communicated.

    Sylva
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/23/2016 3:53:00 PM)


    (Alone With Everybody - Poem by Charles Bukowski.) **In the midst of a crowd, sometimes we feel alone. And tho’ close to others, still we can experience such aloneness. (Report) Reply

  • Shareq Rahman (11/19/2016 12:44:00 AM)

    Flesh searching for more than flesh.
    When you are done with searching for flesh you want something more. It could be a 'pristine environment', good friends and relatives or the spiritual. (Report) Reply

  • Neptune Barman (10/12/2016 8:04:00 AM)


    Amazing thinking in the poetry (Report) Reply

  • Unknown Spirit (8/25/2016 12:26:00 AM)


    Nobody ever find one.
    we are doomed to everlasting ambiguity of life.harmony is nothing but, mere illusion of humanity.
    We are living in a sort of eternal contrasts and perhaps it's a benison which is granted to humanity that enhance their beauty in relationships.
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2016 10:18:00 AM)


    We are all trapped by a singular fate......The poem itself is a dedication to humanity. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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