The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski


Someone shared this poem on my Facebook page yesterday and I really wanted to share it with you all. I love the idea that there are ways out of the way we are living our lives, that we need to be on the watch for the chances the gods offer, and the more we embrace the light the more light there will be in our lives. I’m thrilled to know that the gods are waiting to be delighted in me! I hope you enjoy it too. I thought it was a lovely and inspiring poem.

The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski

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.

@Charles Bukowski

2010-11-15 09.39.45

it beats the darkness…..

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