The Laughing Heart Poem by Charles Bukowski

The Laughing Heart

Rating: 4.5


your life is your life
don't let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ronnie Childs 22 November 2019

Who knew Bukowski could be so optimistic, so positive?

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Juan Juan 26 April 2018

I like the reading. It was touching

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Pratik Rajani 02 September 2017

nice poem. my one of favourite poet....

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Madhabi Banerjee 31 October 2016

nice poem. my one of favourite poet

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Thomas Case 10 August 2015

Buk makes it clear in this one...LIVE!

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