The Best is Good Enough

James Whitcomb Riley

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I quarrel not with destiny,
But make the best of everything--
The best is good enough for me.

Leave discontent alone, and she
Will shut her mouth and let you sing.
I quarrel not with destiny.

I take some things, or let 'em be--
Good gold has always got the ring;
The best is good enough for me.

Since fate insists on secrecy,
I have no arguments to bring--
I quarrel not with destiny.

The fellow that goes "haw" for "gee"
Will find he hasn't got full swing.
The best is good enough for me.

One only knows our needs, and he
Does all of the distributing.
I quarrel not with destiny:
The best is good enough for me.

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  • fiveftsix_

    Honestly, the content didn't really resonate with me. It seemed a bit too passive and accepting for my personal taste. While I understand the message of contentment it wanted to convey, it felt a little uninspiring to me. And the repetition made it somewhat monotonous. Nonetheless, I appreciate the effort and creativity the writer put into this work. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I'm sure others may find comfort in the soothing undertone.