Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

A Challenge To The Dark

shot in the eye
shot in the brain
shot in the ****
read full text »

Do you like this poem?
3 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Challenge To The Dark by Charles Bukowski )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rebecca Lytle (5/1/2014 5:59:00 PM)

    Who the hell is going around thinking they are good enough to bleep the profanity in Bukowski's poems? ! ? ! ? BECAUSE I ASSURE YOU, WHOEVER YOU ARE, THAT YOU ARE NOT AND NEVER WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH TO BLEEP BUKOWSKI may God have mercy on your poor, misguided, ignorant soul! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Alistair Plint (11/2/2012 8:57:00 AM)

    Dear Site Manager,

    I refuse to comment on the poem you have posted, because it is not Charles Bukawski's poem...
    this however is...

    shot in the eye
    shot in the brain
    shot in the ass
    shot like a flower in the dance

    amazing how death wins hands down
    amazing how much credence is given to idiot forms of life

    amazing how laughter has been drowned out
    amazing how viciousness is such a constant

    I must soon declare my own war on their war
    I must hold to my last piece of ground
    I must protect the small space I have made that has allowed me life

    my life not their death
    my death not their death...

    You lazy effort of leaving out parts of classic work is really upsetting, it is just rude and offensive.

    Al. (Report) Reply

  • Adryan Rotica (9/23/2011 10:02:00 PM)

    You are soooooo...........stupid.......... great minds always find opposite opposition....... (Report) Reply

  • Rachael Vacharasovan (11/10/2007 9:47:00 PM)

    yuk! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Danielle Deery (4/21/2006 4:59:00 PM)

    Hank is the most sane person, the most real person, the one who makes sense of this joke we call exsistence. He doesn't try, he just is....'Don't try' (Report) Reply

New Poems

  1. Each Page Is A Door To Another Place, Curtlan Popo
  2. Truly Normal, Robert Eckstein
  3. Believing In Tomorrow, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. BEAUTY ONLY, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Passion Of Existence, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. 'It is, what it is', Mae AC.
  7. To Perish In Paris, Curtlan Popo
  8. Depths Of Self - Assertion, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Much More To Life There Is To Live, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  10. Our first meet, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop


Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Barbie Doll, Marge Piercy

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]