Go All The Way Poem by Charles Bukowski

This is one of the most powerful poem i have ever read.

Charles Bukowski, was a creative genius. He was well known for his addiction to alcohol. But, he had a beautiful soul.

When i think of him, i realise that you can seem broken from the outside but from the inside out, you have so much offer.

Please read this poem. Feel it. Let the words sink in.

Go all the way — Charles Bukowski

“If you’re going to try, go all the way.

Otherwise, don’t even start.

This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind.

It could mean not eating for three or four days.

It could mean freezing on a park bench.

It could mean jail.

It could mean derision.

It could mean 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.

You will ride life straight to perfect laughter.

It’s the only good fight there is.”

Your friend,

Stephane