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Curtain

Rating: 3.3

the final curtain on one of the longest running
musicals ever, some people claim to have
seen it over one hundred times.
I saw it on the tv news, that final curtain:
flowers, cheers, tears, a thunderous
accolade.
I have not seen this particular musical
but I know if I had that I wouldn't have
been able to bear it, it would have
sickened me.

trust me on this, the world and its
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tom Allport 04 November 2018

A thankful poem of being left alone by the dragon's fire? ......penned well

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Andy* 04 November 2019

As usual Bukowski gets the bottom of the and the core of the matter in his usual terse way The poem is almost telling the reader to go away Great write

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Bernard F. Asuncion 04 November 2018

Such a great poem by Charles Bukowski.....................

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Mahtab Bangalee 04 November 2018

the image of parting and detachment from the world's insipid activities in this poem is depicted astutely.// great

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Mahtab Bangalee 04 November 2019

the final curtain on one of the longest running musicals ever, ..// finest poem penned

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Shaun Cronick 08 May 2020

Bukowski was sometimes mad as a hatter... But the rest of the time a genius.

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Harindhar Reddy 08 May 2020

Yup it entertains many but sometimes you may irked by it. However, poet ideas swiftly drift floating on the air..

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Dr Antony Theodore 07 May 2020

trust me on this, the world and its peoples and its artful entertainment has done very little for me, only to me. a very fine poem. tony

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Terry Reeves 07 May 2020

The best thing about this poem is when the curtains draw to a close.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 07 May 2020

still, let them enjoy one another, it will keep them from my door and for this, my own thunderous accolade...... brilliant concluding. It is on of the beautiful poem of Charles Bukowski.

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