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Jamie R.


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Ah, my sig is from the poem "The Laughing Heart" by Charles Bukowski. Dude's a misogynistic prick but damn can he write.

Full text:

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.

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That's lovely. It kind of reminds me of the poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas with the line, "Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Plus, it is full of Humanism, which in my opinion was the best philosophy to emerge in a long time.

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