Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Poem For My 43rd Birthday

Poem by Charles Bukowski

To end up alone
in a tomb of a room
without cigarettes
or wine--
just a lightbulb
and a potbelly,
grayhaired,
and glad to have
the room.


Comments about Poem For My 43rd Birthday by Charles Bukowski

  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (10/15/2019 9:23:00 PM)

    A low-profile 43rd. birthday in 'a tomb of a room', but he
    appreciates having the rented room. A successful poem of the counterculture.
    It appealed to me.(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/18/2019 2:04:00 AM)

    awesome poem

    To end up alone
    in a tomb of a room
    without cigarettes
    or wine-
    just a lightbulb
    and a potbelly,
    grayhaired,
    and glad to have
    the room.

    great write
    great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Mazhari David (5/21/2014 6:05:00 AM)

    Glad to have the room... indeed, here is the praise I share.(Report)Reply

    4 person liked.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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