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


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  • (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


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