Roll the Dice

Lately, I’ve been on a quest to discover good poetry.  And yesterday, completely by accident, just when I was feeling like throwing in the towel, I came across this gem.  I love it.  It changed my entire outlook for the day.  It reminded me to hang in there.  Because it’s the good fight that matters.

So if you’re feeling at all like I was.  If you’re doubting why you’re even trying.  Well, here’s a little piece of inspiration for your day.  And remember.  If you’re going to try, go all the way.

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, its
the only good fight
there is.

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