All The Way – a Charles Bukowski Poem



if you're going to try go all the way otherwise don't even start if you are going to try go all the way this could mean losing girlfriends wives relatives jobs and maybe your mind go all the way it could mean not eating for three or four days it could mean freezing on a park bench it could mean jail it could mean derision mockery isolation isolation is the gift all the others are a test of your endurance of how much you really want to do it and you do it despite rejection and the worst odds and it will be better than anything else you can imagine if you're going to try all the way there is no other feeling like that he will be alone with the gods nights in flame with fire do it do it do it do it all the way the way you will ride life straight the perfect laughter it's the only good height there is

20 thoughts on “All The Way – a Charles Bukowski Poem

  1. My favourite writer and my homeland, Andalusia, in the same video. My lucky day? 🙂

  2. Yesterday i was sitting in the car with my wife. We drank a beer and talked about the people arround us (family & friends). We talked about that, that we do things for other people, to get loved or het accepted. And than i said, the best thing is to be isolated from all of them. And than we talked about bukowskis words.

  3. live 4 nuthin’ or die 4 everythin’ !

  4. Going all the way by Charles Bukowski

    If you’re going to try, go all the way.

    Otherwise, don’t even start.

    If you're going to try, go all the way.

    This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs and maybe even your mind.

    It could mean not eating for three or four days.

    It could mean freezing on a park bench.

    It could mean jail.

    It could mean derision, mockery, isolation.

    Isolation is the gift.

    All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it.

    And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds.

    And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.

    If you’re going to try, go all the way.

    There is no other feeling like that.

    You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire.

    DO IT. DO IT. DO IT. All the way

    You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.

  5. In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

  6. Left Jehovah’s Witnesses after finding out about the corruption and child abuse coverups ……now shunned by friends and loved ones for past 2 years ………after pain came a wonderful freedom

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