Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Finish - Poem by Charles Bukowski

We are like roses that have never bothered to
bloom when we should have bloomed and
it is as if
the sun has become disgusted with

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  • Michael Walker (8/29/2018 7:12:00 PM)

    A very short poem, obviously; but it makes the point that few of us fulfill
    our potential. We should have achieved more than we did.
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  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:20:00 PM)

    oh for pete sake........10 (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:19:00 PM)

    part 4 Bukowski because of th (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:19:00 PM)

    part 3 or the poem after that. I like B (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:18:00 PM)

    my comment before it flips to the next poem or (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:18:00 PM)

    part 2 I doubt that I will get to finish (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:17:00 PM)

    This poem is flipping on and off so fast that (Report) Reply

  • Chandan Dey (8/29/2018 1:03:00 PM)

    It is simple, yet deeply connected with life and time. Some people believe life is programmed, some not. The latter often get disturbed when they do not get something at the time when they want that. It's a wonderful poem. Thanks for posting.
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  • Rajnish Manga (8/29/2018 8:51:00 AM)

    With all the favorable conditions to help the rose, there's nothing that could impede its growth except misfortune.
    The picture portrayed in the poem is very close to life. Thanks.
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  • (8/29/2018 6:41:00 AM)

    This is so true. The sun gave up. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/29/2018 4:51:00 AM)

    A meaningful and beautiful poem nicely executed. (Report) Reply

  • Geoffrey Fafard (8/29/2018 3:34:00 AM)

    Charles Bukowski...we know he was rough and tuff...! but deep down inside was a beautiful cleverness that showed through words like these... truly great. (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (8/29/2018 12:40:00 AM)

    Nature gets never bother in activeness
    and now we (human- part of nature) are habituated in all!

    /// great writings
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  • (6/15/2011 9:11:00 AM)

    It takes a genius to fit so much meaning into so little words - love it - so true. SG (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2008 9:39:00 AM)

    Perhaps with a summer of patient sun, both roses would bloom. Perhaps transplanting them into a sunnier place would do the trick. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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