Friday, November 2, 2012

Laughing Heart

As I seek light, life and ways out, this poem by Charles Bukowski comes my way.

Laughing Heart
your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is 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.

By Charles Bukowski

So many ideas in this poem strike a cord. I have been thinking about the signs the Universe is showing me for taking this leap of faith, and here Bukowski talks about being on the watch and taking chances that gods offer. I feel suffocated and as if I am dying each day, and here Bukowski talks of not allowing life to be clubbed into dank submission. I have come out of the jaws of death into a life that I question, and he talks about beating death in daily life. I had started doubting and here he reminds me that I am marvelous! 

1 comment:

  1. Glad you came back to us Puja. Your life is an inspiration to many of us. AB.