Treasure Island

Marvin Brato Sr

(March 2,1960 / Davao City, Philippines)

To Be Good


A legacy I would instill
something made with a will
which can truly stands a lifetime
and emulated by generations of mine

I wanted just to be good
not someone best to behold
sometimes it connotes as the least
from among the million in a contest

being good is enough for me
its when I could love everybody
by sharing the good things I can do
without competing from others' ego

Better be good than best
because its an easier quest
without trying quite so hard
to prove oneself to get reward

Being good at heart is enough
it gives courage not being tough
where goodness will flow just naturally
in everything that is done wholeheartedly

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013

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  • Valsa George (8/14/2013 6:46:00 AM)

    Better be good than best
    because its an easier quest

    What a practical and mature way of looking at oneself and the world! Away from the fever of all competitions to be the best and safe from all mean jealousies! ! Enjoyed much! ! (Report) Reply

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