The Laughing Heart

Through my voyages across the inter web I came across an ad for Levi’s denim that featured a spoken word piece that intrigued me. After a bit of research in the depths of big libraries I came across the piece that they used. To my surprise it is a poem by Charles Bukowski, and on top of that there is a video clip of Tom Waits reading it!!!! Here’s the video and words.

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

/farmerrobbie

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About farmerrobbie

My head is comparable to a field of good soil where seeds land and yield crops a hundred times more than what was sown.
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