I DON'T WANT TO BE THE BEST  (Free Verse)

I DON'T WANT TO BE THE BEST (Free Verse)

A Chapter by Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)
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I just want to be good

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I don't want to be the best
I just want to be good-

A good person
A good neighbor
A good teacher
A good citizen
A good man

For sometimes
In trying to be the best
Man forgets how to be good

I just want to be simple
I just want to be happy.



© 2014 Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)


Author's Note

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)
As simple as that. Inspired by a movie.

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I just want to be simple
I just want to be happy.
Simple, elegant with positive message, inspirational too, good can be our personal best, unhealthy competition to be best may put us in frustration and discord which is unwelcoming, enjoyed each lines, conclusion is the best and the most essence in life itself too

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

Thank you, Linda. =)
Linda alexander

10 Years Ago

You most welcome, take care



Reviews

Simplicity says the heart's Purity
Being the best with all its worthiness
Sometimes you’ll be lost in the ugliness of bitterness
Too competitive, losing the good sides of your motive.


- faceless being

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Faceless Poet

10 Years Ago

bwahaha...

I must be rusty on my hurry
I must be losing my edge for being faceles.. read more
Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

Still sounds like the monster
You should be eating hamster
Your face looks like alabaste.. read more
Faceless Poet

10 Years Ago

bwahaha...

faceless as I am - me
a monster might be

now being facele.. read more
"For sometimes
In trying to be the best
Man forgets how to be good"

I love the wisdom engraved in these lines, Ate. I need this in everything that I do.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

I'm the old lady... hehe
Blue

10 Years Ago

In number, maybe. In heart, no. Haha.
Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

Hmnn...you feel me. LOL
We live in a competition-driven society. In order to get the proper respect or attention of others we need to excel, to DO what is best. But doing what is best is not necessarily the right/good thing….

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

"For sometimes
In trying to be the best
Man forgets how to be good"

That's .. read more
The profound can be found in simplicity.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

Same as with your review. Short but flattering. LOL
Rachelle

10 Years Ago

Dhaye pakicheck nga kung pumasok yung photo ko sa Busywork. Naka Mac ako ngayon. Hindi tinatanggap.. read more
I really like the lines 'In trying to be the best man forgets how to be good'

That is so very true, and perhaps a 'good' philosophy to embrace.



Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Eddie. That's the line I've learned from the movie I've watched. You got it!
Dhaye, if its ok with you I would like to give you a different perspective. Your piece is giving me a confirmation of what you're trying to reflect and outlook of what's like to live a new life. This is not turning a new leaf but a new life. And I can see the changes and a new desire sprouting from your heart and its starts to reflect some of these in your new pieces. Something really caught my attention here. " A good christian " ... You identified yourself with that name. Its not an easy name to carry. It's in fact hard, very hard to live . But we don't have to live that life with a notebook of checklist and to do list. When a person is in Christ. He or she has two nature living inside one body. One is flesh and one is a new spirit. This two war with each other. Often times our self is our worst enemy But let me encourage you with this. There are two righteousness- Positional and Practical. You already have the first. Just simply practice what you already are in position. In Layman's term ... Instead of trying TO DO ... try TO BE ...You have a new nature and a new spirit. Let that come out instead of the other.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

Neil, when I say "I want to be" that could also mean "I wish". And you are right when you said it's .. read more
Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

I've realized you're right. I edited the poem. Thanks, bro.
I just want to be simple
I just want to be happy.
Simple, elegant with positive message, inspirational too, good can be our personal best, unhealthy competition to be best may put us in frustration and discord which is unwelcoming, enjoyed each lines, conclusion is the best and the most essence in life itself too

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

Thank you, Linda. =)
Linda alexander

10 Years Ago

You most welcome, take care
Nice and simple, short and sweet. Well write poem, i enjoyed it.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

10 Years Ago

Thank you for reading.

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