Everything is tough

Every thing is tough
I sit quietly,
In the heart of the raven,
As the sparrow circles my head,
Black bird, black bird,
I beg of you,
Please keep my secret,
For no one knows,
I watched Bukowski,
Outside the castle grounds,
In Schweteingen,
His body limber,
His mind alive,
As he drank sweet wine,
In the eye of the storm,
Fruits of passion,
Burned deep within his heart,
As he admired the beauty of the distance,
Between two souls,
Hiedelberg watched in glee,
As he recited,
A lifetime of forgotten poetry,
Strolling arm in arm,
With destiny,
The key,
Keeper of his soul,
To sit safely,
Deep in thought,
For how else can you write the poetry?
Of immortality,
If your script is full,
Los Angeles, city of angels,
Rejoice in honor of your adopted son,
Be humbled for everything is tough,
I salute you,
For did you know,
A genius was born,
Everything is tough.

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the words of a simple man in honor of the poetry of a genius…ode to Bukowski…dedicated to the writings of an inspirational friend of mine…


  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsalmost 4 years ago

    My dear, sweet friend, ho ever can I thank you for this? To inspire another poet—especially one who writes with the same wonder and heart as the other—is like drinking the juice of the gods. cheers to you and the great deviant genius himself, Mr. Bl you honor me.
    I cannot get enough of your style.
    and yes, everything is tough; I have spent my entire life, quite literally in the guts of that statement—I virtually came from the womb with that line tucked in he palm of my hand on paper torn from the walls of my mother, who succame to the otherside of tough: end.
    I was born to overcome for the both of us.
    thank you, dear, thank you.

  • do not thank me it was my plesure…he’s one of the greatest in my book…

    – Rocky Loder

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful writing Rocky, you have such a wonderful mind. Your words evoke such fantastic images and emotions.
    An inspiring dedication to Kristin.

  • thank you…Lisa …appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • elisaM
    elisaMalmost 4 years ago

    this is truely beautiful. I am new here and it is amazing me how many wonderful writers there are here. your’s is insperational to say the least

  • welcome …thank you for the comment…

    – Rocky Loder

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • thank you..trish…greatly appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 4 years ago

    wow. very awesome write. you are wonderful to read, outstanding poet. xoxoxoxo

  • thank you kindly…much appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarralmost 4 years ago

    I never get tired of reading your wonderful writings. You are one of the best here on the Bubble. This is so very beautifully written my friend.

  • such a wonderful comment…i am humbled…thank you…

    – Rocky Loder

  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboalmost 4 years ago

    you are genius
    wonderful again and again Rocky. xo

  • thank you…Susan…greatly appreciated..

    – Rocky Loder

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Vocealmost 4 years ago

    Rocky – its evolving and it is a remarkable wonderful exploration of talent that is just pouring from your inner! I agree with Rhenastarr – you are one of the best on RB… keep digging my dear friend… its there inside of you!

  • thank you my friend…always appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 4 years ago

    You bring out a great deal of art and grace to your poetry. A job well done my friend.

  • thank you Sir…appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 4 years ago

    This is just badass good bro..love the man and you brought his badassness to life with your words..I read his raw skin on paper and marvel at his grit and bravery..love this piece.

  • thank you…

    – Rocky Loder

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