Finish Poem by Charles Bukowski

Finish

Rating: 3.7


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
waiting

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kentucky Refugee 10 February 2008

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

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Shadow Girl 15 June 2011

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

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Geoffrey Fafard 29 August 2018

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.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 August 2018

A meaningful and beautiful poem nicely executed.

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Rajnish Manga 29 August 2018

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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Michael Walker 29 August 2018

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 29 August 2018

oh for pete sake........10

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Susan Williams 29 August 2018

part 4 Bukowski because of th

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Susan Williams 29 August 2018

part 3 or the poem after that. I like B

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Susan Williams 29 August 2018

my comment before it flips to the next poem or

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