Yes Yes Poem by Charles Bukowski

Yes Yes

Rating: 3.4

when God created love he didn't help most
when God created dogs He didn't help dogs
when God created plants that was average
when God created hate we had a standard utility
when God created me He created me
when God created the monkey He was asleep
when He created the giraffe He was drunk
when He created narcotics He was high
and when He created suicide He was low

when He created you lying in bed
He knew what He was doing
He was drunk and He was high
and He created the mountians and the sea and fire at the same time

He made some mistakes
but when He created you lying in bed
He came all over His Blessed Universe.

Submitted by .eve.

Nat Kamber 13 September 2007

The sheer profundity of simplicity

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R.C. Sparks 10 October 2019

YES YES Is Hank at his mischievous best being raw and beautiful and ugly and I love him for it all.

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eloise fontaine 01 October 2018

The best, my favorite

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Thomas Vaughan Jones 14 February 2014

You either love him or hate him, depending on your snobbery intake. Drunken rubbish

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Sally Plumb 08 March 2009

I've enjoyed every one of Chas' poems that I've read.

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Hannah Martin 13 September 2008

This is a horrible poem! The devil created suicide, hatred, and the other things that would harm a human being spirtually and phsically not God! I know he's dead but how could he write such a horrible poem? Sheesh!

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Divn 10 July 2022


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R.C. Sparks 10 October 2019

Sometimes a writer will write from a perspective contrary to their own to illustrate their own belief in an artful way. Poetry is seldom a declaration of ones actual belief or faith, but rather a more true expression of art, and frankly what will read well. While you are correct, the devil did invent suicide and every manor of sin, (with mans help of course) it was never Bukowski's responsibility or intent to be virtue's champion. He was a poet. And one of our best.

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