Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

On The Fire Suicides Of The Buddhists

Poem by Charles Bukowski

'They only burn themselves to reach Paradise'
- Mne. Nhu

original courage is good,
motivation be damned,
and if you say they are trained
to feel no pain,
are they
guarenteed this?
is it still not possible
to die for somebody else?

you sophisticates
who lay back and
make statements of explanation,
I have seen the red rose burning
and this means more.

Topic(s) of this poem: suicide


Comments about On The Fire Suicides Of The Buddhists by Charles Bukowski

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/5/2020 2:23:00 AM)

    original courage is good,
    motivation be damned,
    and if you say they are trained
    to feel no pain,
    are they
    guarenteed this?
    is it still not possible
    to die for somebody else? To reach paradise, they burn themselves. Religion when it goes to abnormal ways. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/10/2019 2:10:00 PM)

    you sophisticates
    who lay back and
    make statements of explanation,
    I have seen the red rose burning
    and this means more.... a very fine poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (7/27/2019 6:53:00 PM)

    Profound thoughts in a short poem. He endorses the Buddhist monks
    who burned themselves to death.(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (4/23/2016 7:10:00 PM)

    .............interesting and so sad ★(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 13, 2015