poet Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

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Cause And Effect

the best often die by their own hand
just to get away,
and those left behind
can never quite understand
why anybody
would ever want to
get away
from
them

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Koda John (11/30/2019 11:15:00 PM)

    He wrote this for Carson McCullers

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  • Bruno (3/24/2018 12:38:00 PM)

    I really liked this one, ever since I read it for the first time it was coming to my mind from time to time...

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  • Jayne Doe (9/15/2016 3:49:00 PM)

    This poem touches my heart. I'm glad I read it.

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (10/2/2015 2:08:00 PM)

    Well written poem.....liked it.

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  • Mark ArvizuMark Arvizu (2/26/2015 9:25:00 PM)

    Ignorance of the still heres...........

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  • Kierstin . (10/11/2008 11:16:00 PM)

    I have never imagined it this way
    ...
    ~*

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  • Jim Deroc (8/10/2008 12:48:00 AM)

    'quite mediorce' gimme a break.buk didn't write poems for ppl like you but he's got more than a few about ppl like you... 'Lamont'
    '

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  • Nomi Mas (2/8/2008 7:15:00 AM)

    total, complete

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  • Walter Durk (9/20/2007 8:20:00 PM)

    Once again, another stroke of genius by this man. To think that one commentator referred to his writing as mediocre!

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  • Aashish Ameya (1/17/2007 11:37:00 PM)

    its so profound and true...just love this

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  • Sean O''Carroll (5/25/2006 7:06:00 PM)

    Doesn't the American Psychological Association casually refer to this as 'survivor's guilt? '

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  • Lori Boulard (10/8/2005 8:44:00 PM)

    Ah Charles; I love this man.

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  • J P Klegg (7/13/2005 4:36:00 PM)

    That's actually pretty funny and possibly true.

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