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November 06, 2008

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This is one of my favorite poems and it doesn't seem like Bukowski to me. Thanks.

I agree - Bukowski usually isn't this hopeful. A lovely poem.

One of my favorite poems. Very provocative and inspiring.

Love this poem, but you've got one of the lines wrong (every site I look at does, though). I have the original printing of this. The line "there is a light somewhere," should be "there is light somewhere."

I have a friend who’s really good in writing a poem, too. She writes inspiring poem just like you and I admire you both.

Good poem. However, I would have cut the last three lines, making it a perfect poem.

Life is LIFE

Said like a true alcoholic; I know, I am.

Light means hope, then we need to do meaningful things in our life, before death coming.

Always has a way of making the misery escapable as long as the mind and heart are set on the horizon of a fading light.

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