Billy Collins 10 p.m., March 12
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How Good Is Good Enough?
Like many a strugglin' artist,
I endeavor to post just the gust,
composing what I'm trying to say,
in the most economical way.
When I read and review what I write,
I often consider it contrite;
I keep striving to do much better,
like a sailor in stormy weather.
Each thing I do, I try just about my best,
spending way too much time, compared to the rest.
Each of the words I use, makes me think of many more;
I then make decisions to prevent being a bore.
I reread and count each of the poem's words with a finger,
yet many, many, untried combinations still linger!
It is very hard for me
(maybe I have ADD);
yet when I listen to what others say,
I think I am "getting It" right away.
When it comes to the words I use,
I try real hard, not to abuse.
With each word I choose, I might be right and I might be wrong
but for me, this is much easier than writing a song.
Here is the secret of my very own style,
the learning of which, took me a long while;
I keep writing more words only while it is fun,
after that, I correct it and I know it's done!
It's like your third plate of rich dessert, at an "all you can eat",
making a rhyme factual and "Good Enough", is such a treat!
So tell me true and I expect you to be tough,
How do all of You know, when "Good is Good Enough?