“Better Lucky Than Good” (Poetry)

better lucky than good phoenix desertsong

I’d rather be lucky than good

It doesn’t matter if I’m missed

Or understood, or the cool kid, 

Never was, in the neighborhood

I’d rather be lucky than great

Or be made from concentrate

Instead I want something out of life 

Worthy enough to celebrate

It’s true, I have been so lucky

To have loved and then to have lost

Than never to have loved at all

But, yet, was it all worth the cost?

The sound of your voice captivates

Now, it still mystifies my heart

Once, I would picture heaven’s gates

But, now I hear, they fall apart

In words, there’s no proper rejoice

To reflect how I feel about

The sweet nectar of your past love 

That once brought me a fresh start

Those years I spent taking the fall

But at least I know better now

I’ve found my calling after all

Now here I am to take a bow

My clumsy rhymes can’t contain all

The things that they should

But, you must agree that I’ve been 

So much more lucky than good

Originally Written April 30, 2012 / Revised June 12, 2018 / July 18, 2020

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.

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