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“Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski
    #11238161 - 10/13/09 10:06 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Born like this
Into this
As the chalk faces smile
As Mrs. Death laughs
As the elevators break
As political landscapes dissolve
As the supermarket bag boy holds a college degree
As the oily fish spit out their oily prey
As the sun is masked
We are
Born like this
Into this
Into these carefully mad wars
Into the sight of broken factory windows of emptiness
Into bars where people no longer speak to each other
Into fist fights that end as shootings and knifings
Born into this
Into hospitals which are so expensive that it’s cheaper to die
Into lawyers who charge so much it’s cheaper to plead guilty
Into a country where the jails are full and the madhouses closed
Into a place where the masses elevate fools into rich heroes
Born into this
Walking and living through this
Dying because of this
Muted because of this
Castrated
Debauched
Disinherited
Because of this
Fooled by this
Used by this
Pissed on by this
Made crazy and sick by this
Made violent
Made inhuman
By this
The heart is blackened
The fingers reach for the throat
The gun
The knife
The bomb
The fingers reach toward an unresponsive god
The fingers reach for the bottle
The pill
The powder
We are born into this sorrowful deadliness
We are born into a government 60 years in debt
That soon will be unable to even pay the interest on that debt
And the banks will burn
Money will be useless
There will be open and unpunished murder in the streets
It will be guns and roving mobs
Land will be useless
Food will become a diminishing return
Nuclear power will be taken over by the many
Explosions will continually shake the earth
Radiated robot men will stalk each other
The rich and the chosen will watch from space platforms
Dante’s Inferno will be made to look like a children’s playground
The sun will not be seen and it will always be night
Trees will die
All vegetation will die
Radiated men will eat the flesh of radiated men
The sea will be poisoned
The lakes and rivers will vanish
Rain will be the new gold
The rotting bodies of men and animals will stink in the dark wind
The last few survivors will be overtaken by new and hideous diseases
And the space platforms will be destroyed by attrition
The petering out of supplies
The natural effect of general decay
And there will be the most beautiful silence never heard
Born out of that.
The sun still hidden there
Awaiting the next chapter.


One of my favorite poems ever written.


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Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.


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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: d4a2n0k]
    #11239541 - 10/13/09 03:32 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Ha all the indie kids around here quote that poem from time to time because MF Doom used it in his latest album.  Its the only piece they are aware of by Bukowski.  Im sure youve read more of his stuff I guess Im just annoyed with the scenesters around here.


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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: Chespirito]
    #11239684 - 10/13/09 03:58 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

bukowski is amazing, thanks for posting that


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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: Taco Chef]
    #11240836 - 10/13/09 07:11 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

One of my favorites.  I just finished reading Hollywood actually, now on to Women.


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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: Red_Snapper]
    #11244572 - 10/14/09 10:16 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

I love Women, you're sure to enjoy it.

I was never even knew that was in an MF doom song, I gotta check it out, so I can be hip with all the sceensters :tongue:


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Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.


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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: d4a2n0k]
    #11244607 - 10/14/09 10:30 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

post office is a great book. the movie "factotum" is pretty good matt dillon play Bukouski in it


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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: topcat]
    #11244738 - 10/14/09 11:10 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

I gotta check that out.

If you like Bukowski, and haven't seen it yet, check out the movie "Barfly"

I don't know for sure, but like most of his work, I would bet, it's semi-autobiographical.


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Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: d4a2n0k]
    #11244775 - 10/14/09 11:16 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

downloading it now man i'll give it a watch i think Mickey Rourke is in it sounds good :grin:


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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: d4a2n0k]
    #11246274 - 10/14/09 04:05 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Ha I read Hollywood however for some reason Ive never seen the movie.  Ill rent that sometime this weekend.


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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: d4a2n0k]
    #11246286 - 10/14/09 04:08 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)
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Here, from the new album "Born Like This"


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Re: “Dinosauria, We” by Charles Bukowski [Re: Chespirito]
    #11246294 - 10/14/09 04:11 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

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Chespirito said:
Ha all the indie kids around here quote that poem from time to time because MF Doom used it in his latest album.  Its the only piece they are aware of by Bukowski.  Im sure youve read more of his stuff I guess Im just annoyed with the scenesters around here.





I was talking to someone through pm's about poetry, and I recommended Bukowski anthologies, but I had to suffix that with "A lot of people think it's "vogue" or "hip" to like Bukowski, and that does his work a great discredit."

I just hate all these fuckin' hipster kids with their The Who and their expensive ass clothing and cars. Hangin' out in the books a million sittin' on the floor in the poetry section :crankey:

WEAR SOME PANTS THAT FIT! :kingcrankey:

But seriously, Charles Bukowski was just a dirty old man that wanted to be left alone, not deified in some shitty 21st century subculture.


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