Friday, 4 May 2012

Eulogies - Charles Bukowski

after death
we exaggerate a person's good qualities,
inflate them.

during life
we are often repulsed by that same person
while talking to them on the telephone
or just being with them in the same room.

and we are often critical of the way they
walk, talk, dress

but let them die
then what creatures they

if only at a funeral service
somebody would say,
"what an odious individual
that one was!"

even at my funeral
let there be a bit of truth,
then the good clean

By Charles Bukowski

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