The Aliens Poem by Charles Bukowski

The Aliens

Rating: 3.1


you may not believe it
but there are people
who go through life with
very little
friction or
distress.
they dress well, eat
well, sleep well.
they are contented with
their family
life.
they have moments of
grief
but all in all
they are undisturbed
and often feel
very good.
and when they die
it is an easy
death, usually in their
sleep.
you may not believe
it
but such people do
exist.
but I am not one of
them.
oh no, I am not one
of them,
I am not even near
to being
one of
them
but they are
there
and I am
here.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Gemma Sturges 24 December 2005

this is not the full peom, it should read as follows... The Aliens you may not believe it but there are people who go through life with very little friction or distress. they dress well, eat well, sleep well. they are contented with their family life. they have moments of grief but all in all they are undisturbed and often feel very good. and when they die it is an easy death, usually in their sleep. you may not believe it but such people do exist. but i am not one of them. oh no, I am not one of them, I am not even near to being one of them. but they are there and I am here

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Dhgfv 16 December 2017

Very much good

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Fabrizio Frosini 23 April 2016

as Gemma Sturges (see her comment below) wrote, it is not the full text. She posted the missing part. Thanks Gemma

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Colin Taggart 09 January 2016

haha yes, do keep writing...

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Kailee Heckathorn 11 October 2015

Its a good contrast between the poor and the wealthy, well not much with the poor, but i get what you mean. This is a good poem, keep writing your really good at it!

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