Saturday, February 26, 2005

The Write Stuff: Roll the Dice


Roll the Dice
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 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,
it’s the only good fight
there is.

7 Comments:

Blogger 32 degrees said...

excellent isn't it. poem perfection. simplicity with soul. do it.

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Bahns said...

truth be told.

8:31 PM  
Blogger taowoman said...

If you want to hear an astounding reading of this, go to YouTube and under "search", type in: rollthedicebono.

4:24 AM  
Blogger rduht said...

if wow gold and maple story mesos wow gold

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt Dillon read it better at the end of Factotum. Much smoother than Bono.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To hell with talking about it or reading it on the internet. It's time to just do it.
Peace, out.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous Sauby said...

wonderful. True. I'm walking the same path.

4:24 AM  

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