Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Best Advice Ever (Prompt: Best Ever Poem)


Scanlon,
the obese TV writing instructor
who insisted upon being addressed
as “Dr.”and then didn’t return
the manuscript I sent him
which was my final grade in the course,
gave me the best advice I ever got:

I don’t even recall
the exact question,
but I always remember
the answer.

With admirable passion
and eloquence,
he exploded

“Bullshit!
Don’t be
a second-best someone else!

Be the first-best You!”

I still
quote
him.

2 comments:

  1. I agree with his advice, Buddah. Not easy to hear though.

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  2. I love this. What more can I say? It just rings so true.

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