Thursday, July 28, 2016

Does It Lurk With Best Work?

The cat heard it a time or two, many reach their so called best work at their zoo. Then they quit, become complacent or phone it in. Can't give a new best work a spin?

One and done.
Hey, be fun.
At least you got one.
Beats my none.

Got your dough.
Got your fame.
But oh know.
Best is your claim.

The best work done.
Can't best any more.
Nope, no best is spun.
You're all out at your shore.

A hit or miss,
May not be grand.
Let's enjoy the bliss,
Stopping in our land.

Let's ride off of it.
Do a prequel or remake.
Or maybe some other shit,
So I get double the take.

Let's just put out crap.
Hey, the win came due.
Now any old chap,
Will buy what's in view.

Can't get better.
Can't beat best.
I read it in a letter,
So why try and test?

Wait! Best isn't best?
Not one little bit?
I can still have zest?
Damn, another hit?

Best is besting.
That I can do.
Best the nesting,
And try on cue.

Best work? Never!
Can still do more.
Just have to be clever,
And to get a besting encore.

Think you can't get better than your best work? Are you one that doesn't try the besting the best perk? Pffft the cat shall keep on trying every time. No complacent crap to give a chime. If I wanted that I'd become a mime. A mime that can't rhyme. That would give me a bad case of gas. So I'll remain a best besting little rhyming ass.

Fill your rummer, get drunk all summer.

76 comments:

  1. Now we know why there are so many "one hit wonders."

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    1. Yep, the thin it's the best and quit
      Some even throwing a fit

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  2. Does It Lurk With Best Work?
    To better your best is no quirk
    Make improvements
    Good sentiments
    To chase the additional perks

    Hank

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    1. Have to give chase
      Of a new embrace

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  3. I guess it's easier to do a half-assed job?

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    1. Yeah, that is the easy thing
      Just do it and go have a fling

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  4. I worried I'd be a one hit wonder...
    Nothing is ever perfect - we can always do better.
    I remember that for years, no one thought James Cameron would make another movie. How could he best Titanic and its massive gross? And then he made Avatar...

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    1. Ava-what? I suddenly don't remember....

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    2. But then it may be better to be a one hit wonder than a no hit wonder
      At least from that one hit one can plunder
      Not sure he needs to make Avatar 2,3,4 and 5 though
      As he gives sequels a go

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    3. Why would anyone need Avatar 2, 3, 4, 5?

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    4. Beats me
      But all are being done with glee

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    5. Won't be raising them a Scooby Dooweeh :(

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    6. Not a chance
      With many a glance

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  5. It's better to be a one hit wonder than no wonder at all.
    Great read Pat.
    Yvonne.

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  6. Know a one-time Joe
    Who is full of hot blow
    Think he's a first class whizz
    Makes his name in the show bizz
    Do it like a pro
    Set the bar at go
    Cause a mighty stir
    All others are a blur
    Applause will surely fade
    Like a worn-out wiper blade
    Then it's time to start once more
    To nail it, yet, a higher score

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    1. Going for the higher
      Is good to aspire
      Can't just expire
      And lose that fire

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  7. No one's ever perfect. We can always strive to better ourselves.

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    1. You clearly haven't seen my wife :p

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    2. Yep, always can do more
      To get best-er at our shore

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    3. That's quite a compliment to her, Blue!

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    4. Even better if she sees it
      Brownie points could be lit

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    5. Well, she comes pretty close. It's either that or I need glasses. You know what I mean?

      But seriously, I'm one lucky son of gun.

      Hello Cat!

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    6. A good way to be
      Even if the cat doesn't believe in luck at his sea

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  8. You said... prequel
    Or did you say sequel?
    Or was it remake?
    10 in 1 take
    Makes me sick
    They can sit on a stick
    Maybe unstick and do it twice
    That would be nice

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    1. haha violent at your sea
      Hopefully the stick is good and pointy

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  9. I do my best work every day
    And then I repeat it again and again
    Day in and day out
    That is what my job is about.

    Betty

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    1. Have to keep the pay
      And work through the day

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  10. We sure can all do better as long as we keep trying. It is much better to keep looking to be better.

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    1. That it is indeed
      Beats staying stagnant at ones feed

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  11. hey its my best for now
    but dont have a cow
    when i top the rest
    with my new best.
    what a rat race though
    always trying to outdo
    i will be fine with where i am
    and let the chips fall
    where they can. (or will)

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    1. Will the chips be winners?
      Could lead to fancy dinners
      Or leave on broke at the table
      Maybe better off watching what's on cable

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  12. I do feel sorry for those that peak too early
    I'm still climbing
    is there a best to be had?
    if not, that's a tad sad

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    1. A best for the time
      Can always pass its prime

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  13. Best work huh? I will sleep on that!

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    1. Sleep and win
      Takes best for a dream spin

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  14. I call those 'one hit wonders.' ;)

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    1. Better to have one than none
      Especially if it makes dough a ton

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  15. I don't know if I can get better than my best work yet 'cause I'm still on the way to my best work!

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  16. It's what YOU think, not cow's flink
    about your BEST, today good, tomorrow - FEST
    if YOU happy about that, nothing to worry, CAT.

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    1. Very true in the end
      What you think for the best trend

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    1. Of the worst of the best
      A trying test

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  18. My best days are behind me now!

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    1. So you need to turn around
      So they are found?

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  19. Okay, I'm still waiting for my dough and fame! Ha:)

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    1. That cat is too
      Such a long wait at any zoo

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  20. orlin N cassie...thiz iz why we stix ta R motto

    catz dont werk ~~~~~~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  21. well you know I work with dough lol

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    1. And lots of it too
      Cooking away at your zoo

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  22. I try as much as possible
    To not worry about tomorrow
    My best is today
    Which bring much less sorrow

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  23. I think my students made me do my best.
    I do hope I passed the test.

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  24. I'm glad the cat is the best. I have been pretty slack lately.

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    1. Slack can be fine
      Works for a sleeping feline

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  25. I am always competing with myself. Why not aim higher than your last personal best when you can?

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  26. I wonder if people with a hit are then pushed to work too fast on the next works. There are no deadlines when writing for the joy of it.

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    1. Yeah, it is a much better way
      With the joy, but still would like pay lol

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  27. Always set the bar higher.
    Something which to aspire!
    Doesn't apply to everything
    but might a new spark bring.

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    1. Yep, some things it works
      Has many perks

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  28. I'm in such a twist right now that I'm no longer know what way to go next. I think stopping. Thinking. Drinking might work. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    1. lol drinking may work for a night or two
      But not worth the hangover coming due

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  29. Some are happy with just one book....Harper Lee comes to mind even though she did a second book just before she died. I'm not sure how much was her wanting this to be published as people wanting to make money off her so I still think of her as just doing one book.

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    1. Yeah, more people wanting to make money
      So their pockets could be full and life all sunny

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