Stephen Bennett

Rookie - 20 Points (June 1949 / Quincy, Massachusetts)

Good Or Done - Poem by Stephen Bennett

Which is better... to be good or done?

Done is the special quality
of rest after quitting,
with all judgment for now suspended.

Good takes a part of this, but
the excluding of bad
leaves the large and small terrors out
that make a story or bind a lesson,
a laughter, a record, whatever
holds everything that really happened, in place.

Being done is reflective of what
you did, felt and saw: things
to review and relive in you're sitting.
And then begin something new to be good
or done. Soon again to see
the choosing and being of each one.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, February 27, 2012


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