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Do as the Sparrow did....

As The Sparrow

by Charles Bukowski

To give life you must take life,
and as our grief falls flat and hollow
upon the billion-blooded sea
I pass upon serious inward-breaking shoals rimmed
with white-legged, white-bellied rotting creatures
lengthily dead and rioting against surrounding scenes.
Dear child, I only did to you what the sparrow
did to you; I am old when it is fashionable to be
young; I cry when it is fashionable to laugh.
I hated you when it would have taken less courage
to love.

"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."- William Shakespeare


Awesome picture - with the blood red color it matches the poem so well.

This poem is so grim I can only hope and wish that Charles Bukowski was wrong about what he says to me.

June 25, 2009 at 6:47 AM  

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