by Philip F De Pinto

I am so tired
of having to choose
between good and great -
After all - God only asked us
to be good not great

It is not for nothing
the Bible is called
the good book - not great
I suppose the latter
is the devil’s work?


Posted on 08/15/2020
Copyright © 2023 Philip F De Pinto

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/15/20 at 07:10 PM

Excellent expression of paradox Philip. Love it for its simplicity yet powerful clear message, Good to read you again my friend.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/08/20 at 02:52 AM

Thought provoking, Philip. Thanks for this. How does one figure out if one has advanced beyond good to great - my question for you. ;) My senior class English teacher thought the word "great" was a pretty weak word with vague meaning. Imagine my teen angst when the word that was assigned to me in the yearbook for best description was "Great!". I was crushed. LOL

Return to the Previous Page Version 7.3.2 May 2004 Terms and Conditions of Use 0 member(s) and 2 visitor(s) online
All works Copyright © 2023 their respective authors. Page Generated In 0 Second(s)