Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Oh Yes - Poem by Charles Bukowski

there are worse things than
being alone
but it often takes decades
to realize this
and most often
when you do
it's too late
and there's nothing worse
too late.

Comments about Oh Yes by Charles Bukowski

  • Fiona Schwartzinoff (12/21/2013 10:20:00 PM)

    Powerful words. Well done. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/4/2012 6:17:00 PM)

    the most powerful lines I have had to read, it help you to overcome any problem you will face. (Report) Reply

  • (12/3/2011 10:12:00 PM)

    Amid the clouded, alcoholic meanderings of a misguided, overbearing self grandiose mindset and a vain attempt to gather credibility through hedonistic themes… Umm
    It appears Charles did have a few moments of supreme clarity.
    Well Done, sir
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  • (11/3/2007 5:54:00 AM)

    Two truths in one poem...'there are worse things than being alone' and 'nothing worse than too late'

    So, too late is worse than being alone...almost contradictory. But, not if it expresses what I WISH for it to convey...there are worse things than being with the wrong person...but nothing...nothing compares to having missed out on the right one.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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