Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski

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My father always said, "early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, 
wealthy and wise." it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house 
and we were up at dawn to the smell of coffee, 
frying bacon and scrambled eggs. 
my father followed this general routine for a lifetime 
and died young, broke, and, I think, not too wise. 
taking note, I rejected his advice and it became, 
for me, 
late to bed and late to rise. 
now, I'm not saying that I've conquered the world 
but I've avoided numberless early traffic jams, 
bypassed some common pitfalls 
and have met some strange, 
wonderful people
one of whom was myself--someone my father never knew

 - Posted from my iPhone

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