Wikipedia describes Charles Bukowski as a German-born American Poet, novelist and short story writer. You can read more about the man here.
I’ve posted the beautiful and inspiring words of the poem feature in this video down below.
Go All the Way by 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.”
I hope the passion in the words inspires you, that they “flame with fire”.
Sunday thought to take with you.
“Find what you love and let it kill you.”
Source: Charles Bukowski
Walk in quiet places this Sunday and all the Sunday’s of your Life.