Don’t Throw That Away!!

writing, Charles Bukowski, authors,                            I know!  I’m nagging my fellow writers about this.  But, I need to convince you that no matter how much you hate what you’ve written (on any given day),  and how much crap you might think it is (on any given day) and how much you might despise and doubt yourself (on any given day).  DON’T THROW ANYTHING that you’ve written AWAY!

Put it out of sight so it won’t haunt you.  Throw it in a drawer that you never open.  I promise you, in a writing, self doubt, authors, Charles Bukowskimonth, a year or even in several years you will bring it out, dust it off, edit and add to it and wonder why you ever hated it.  It could be a short story that blossoms into a novel.  It could be a few lines that turns into poetry.

I love what Charles Bukowski said on this subject; about pulling the ‘crap’ writing out of a box, filling it’s cavities, giving eye and ear examinations and………

my atomic stockpile  by Charles Bukowski

I cleaned my place the other day
first time in ten years
and found 100 rejected poems:
I fastened them all to a clipboard
(much bad reading).

now I will clean their teeth
fill their cavities
give them eye and ear examinations
weigh them
offer blood transfusionswriting, Charles Bukowski, authors, famous quotes
then send them out again into the
sick world of posey.
either that
or I must burn down your cities,
rape your women,
murder your men,
enslave your children.

every time I clean my room
the world trembles in the balance.
that’s why I only do it once every
ten years.

This is a very funny (ironic) man and that’s why I am so drawn to him, in spite of his drunken, sexist, bigoted, misogynistic ways. Would I want him living in my house?  God, NO!  But would I like to go away with him for awhile to an island or a cabin in the mountains where we could drink, write, talk, yell, swear, debate, philosophize, and  BE HONEST!!  HELL, YES!!
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