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December 01, 2004

Wednesday Is Poetry Day

Okay this one is for the guys. Since most guys seem to like Bukowski and i haven't posted anything by him yet.

You know his story. Born in Germany, lived in San Pedro, brutally funny poet and story writer, drunk, total mysogynist, the polar opposite of PC.

Long before Dr. Laura came up with the idea for her book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Charles Bukowski knew the score:

She Said

what are you doing with all those paper
napkins in your car?
we dont have napkins like
how come your car radio is
always turned to some
rock and roll station? do you drive around with
young thing?

dripping tangerine
juice on the floor.
whenever you go into
the kitchen
this towel gets
wet and dirty,
why is that?

when you let my
bathwater run
you never
clean the
tub first.

why don't you
put your toothbrush
in the rack?

you should always
dry your razor

I think
you hate
my cat.

Martha says
you were
sitting with her
and you
had your
pants off.

you shouldn't wear
$100 shoes in
the garden

and you don't keep
of what you
plant out there


you must always
set the cat's bowl back
the same place.

bake fish
in a frying

I never saw
harder on the
brakes of their
than you.

let's go
to a

listen what's
wrong with you?
you act

More: i found this poem on a Bon Jovi fan site. Does anybody know if Bon Jovi set this to music? That would be odd in the extreme.

Posted by annika, Dec. 1, 2004 |
Rubric: Poetry


"sometimes i think you hate my cat"

Best line in the poem. Excellent choice today!

Posted by: Hugo on Dec. 1, 2004

That's always been a favorite of mine. In fact, I think about that poem all the time.

Posted by: Paul on Dec. 1, 2004

Hey, what the fuck were you doing on a Bon Jovi site anyway?

Posted by: Paul on Dec. 1, 2004

Bon Jovi did not write that. My wife did. She adds a new stanza daily though. It's hard to keep track.

Posted by: Robbie on Dec. 1, 2004

Oh no, i was googling for the poem. Let no one think i am a Bon Jovi fan! Gawd no.

Posted by: annika on Dec. 1, 2004

And she thinks she can change him. :)

Posted by: Ontario Emperor on Dec. 3, 2004

Someone once said that women want men to change and are disappointed when they don't, while men want women to stay the same and are disappointed when they change.

Posted by: Dave J on Dec. 4, 2004

This is a great peom. I always go into AutoNag right after sex for at least 10 hours. It cant be helped.

Posted by: Bettina on Apr. 11, 2005