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good enough
Posted by: lindas (---.albyny.adelphia.net)
Date: April 07, 2004 10:53AM


I have been searching for a poem I learned in grade school and cannot find anywhere. I don't remember all, but part of it was

"my son be careful and be wise, in good enough disaster lies...."

Thanks for your help!

Re: good enough
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: April 07, 2004 01:25PM

Good Isn't Good Enough !
Author Unknown

My Child, beware of "good enough,"
It isn't made of sterling stuff.
It's something anyone can do;
It marks the many from the few.

The flaw which may escape the eye,
And temporarily get by.
Shall weaken underneath the strain,
And wreck the ship, the car, or plane.

With "good enough," the car breaks down,
And one falls short of high renown.
My child, remember and be wise,
In "good enough", disaster lies.

With "good enough," the shirkers stop,
In every factory and shop;
With "good enough," the failures rest,
And lose the one who gives the best.

Who stops at "good enough" shall find,
Success has left them far behind.
For this is true of you and your stuff--
Only the best is "good enough."

I also found this with the title "Beware Good Enough"

Re: good enough
Posted by: lindas (---.albyny.adelphia.net)
Date: April 07, 2004 05:14PM

Thank You so much - now I can share it with my child!


Re: good enough
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 07, 2004 06:25PM

But then again there's G.K.Chesterton's "If a thing's worth doing, its worth doing badly"

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