Fishbowler

I make art in strange places and blog about it.

“Roll The Dice” by Charles Bukowski (video)

Roll the Dice

by Charles Bukowski

(1920-1994)

Roll The Dice

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 your mind.
go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4
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.
do it.
all the way
all the way.
you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.
 
 
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2 responses to ““Roll The Dice” by Charles Bukowski (video)

  1. Woody Barlettani 01/24/2013 at 11:39 pm

    …excellent ! We use to publish him when I was doing undergrounds in the early seventies, we would go to him in San Pedro ,he was an obnoxious ,not good looking,old fart, but had a lot of truth in him, we use to fight the L.A. Freepress ,to get to him first, and he liked us cause we weren’t as main stream, but he needed the money so were second…
    good show ,Chad

    • chadsorg 01/24/2013 at 11:42 pm

      haha.. Woody you’ve seen some times, ‘eh?

      Any new cartoons I should be seein’?

      Yeah, Bukowski, they say his books are the most stolen books in the industry! ahhaaaaa

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