All the Way

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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.

— Charles Bukowski – Roll the Dice

7 responses »

    • Hi Jack,
      Nice to see that you are still here. I am just back from a trip to India. This has motivated me to catch up a little bit with my blog. I hope to be able to post more in the future.
      JC

  1. nice piece…. ”you will ride life straight to
    perfect laughter, its
    the only good fight
    there is.”……………………..ride to perfect laughter, yes, worth trying all the way.

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