Too Good! Too Bad!

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By: Wayne Brown

Don’t you love it when things feel fantastically good?

Wish it would always be that way…like it really should?

But it’s just like the short verses of an ol’ country song

Cause nothing really good or bad ever lasts very long

 

Couldn’t you just scream aloud and jump up for joy?

Knowing that you were about to get your favorite toy

Get it while you’re young, why it only costs a song

Cause nothing really good or bad ever lasts very long

 

You could probably just cry your eyes out at the thought

Of all the bad news the politicians of this land have brought

But we still got elections and we can still right the wrong

Thankfully, nothing really good or bad ever lasts very long

 

You job is driving you crazy, you wish you could just retire

But there was a time that you wanted to set the world on fire

The definition of success has changed…the words all wrong

Cause nothing really good or bad ever lasts for very long

 

Life is full of wrong turns, stubbed toes and scraped knees

Sometimes it seems we can’t see the forest for the trees

But that’s alright; we’ll get down the road whistling us a song

Cause nothing really good or bad ever lasts for very long

 

Money comes and money goes just as in affairs of the heart

It is so hard to figure out where to stop and when to start

But that’s okay; we’ll be coming back again just as strong

Cause nothing really good or bad ever lasts for very long

 

You finally find the girl of dreams, a pretty little flower

She’ll do anything you want, but you only have an hour

But gee, it just $200 for a little fun, what could go wrong

Cause nothing really good or bad ever lasts for very long

 

The dentist says you need a root canal…get it done today

He says the pain will worsen and your tooth will soon decay

But though your gums are deadened, the drill still sings its song

Luckily, nothing really good or bad ever lasts for very long

 

That annual trip to the doctor sure comes around so quick

And soon he has that glove on all greased up so slick

But you know you can stand it though it all seems so wrong

Thankfully nothing really good or bad ever lasts for very long

 

©Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved.

 

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Your words give true meaning to the idea of living in the present and enjoying the moment because nothing really good or really bad lasts for that long. You are amazing! Voted up and awesome.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The fickle finger of fate!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@breakfastpop....it would seem so especially in these times when tomorrow looks so unsteady! Thanks Poppy! WB

@WillStarr...Ah yes...luckily the dude only has two hands! LOL! Thanks Will. WB


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

This is great. Only $200 she better be good.

I love Nora Jones.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

An excellent hub and Norah Jones? Up and awesome!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

GREAT poem, Wayne. It's true. All things in life come and go in seasons. Good, or bad, they will always pass. That's the nature of life. Luckily for us, there is always hope for a better life. Even if it's just inside our own minds.

Well-written, great concept, I enjoyed it, as always :]

By the way, little side note...you spelled "scraped" as "scrapped". Sorry to point that out haha

Thanks for the Hub :]


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

This hub has hope, Wayne. A genuine pessimist might lament:

"All the good I ever had just didn't last - it all went bad.

And all the bad I had all day never ever went away."


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Pamela N Red...Yeah...couldn't afford the premium stuff! LOL! WB

@Fay Paxton...Great to see you...Glad that I could find some Norah Jones for you and glad you liked the poem. WB

@BenWritings....I fixed those "scaped" knees Ben...too, too many "P's" Thanks for catching that and thanks so much for letting me know. I really appreciate your good words! WB

@drby...You are just the best fan. Do you have a lot of relatives that you could bring over and help me out here? LOL! I love ya! Le's grease up a glove for the good times! LOL! Thank you for playing along! WB


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Had the fruits operated on for Christmas. Now it's the other end. Root canals are coming soon. I'm waiting on parts to fall off. Thank God nothing lasts long!

I love that rendition of John Prine's "That's The Way The World Goes Around". Thank you!


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poorconservative1 5 years ago

Thanks, I enjoyed that poem. But that picture scares me.

Doctor, Doctor give me the news. He's got a prostate exam just for you. Ouch!


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Seems the bad lasts longer than the good sometimes.


Ghost32 5 years ago

Loved the song, Wayne. Sang it all the way through, first time out of the chute.

But most of all, song or no song, I was falling out of my chair over Archie Campbell's bit--not sure if my Pammie's ever slopped her dripper or not, but she's definitely my Rindersella. Been too long since I'd seen that one.

Voted up and every button I could find.


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Is anyone else concerned about how close the barber has those sharp scissors to Ray Clark's eyes?

He tells stories like my papa used to. He was a silly old guy.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love your poem, Wayne. Very inspiring. I wish I can find the girl of dreams, a pretty little flower. I hope I always optimist in life. Thanks for sharing this, my friend. Vote up. God bless you!

Prasetio


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Truer words couldn't be spoken and couldn't be said any better than you just did. This piece is so upbeat in it's realism, that it has the power to cheer the down, liven with it's musical beat, and give balance and perspective to the lost. Very levelling, inspirational, relevant walk on the real side.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Micky Dee...Super song and this is a great version. You might want to put some safety chains on some of those parts, Mick! Thanks much! WB

@poorconservative1...Watch up for those long fingered doctors! LOL! WB

@dahoglund....It does seem that way a lot. Maybe we are getting more than our fair share of bad DA. Thanks much! WB

@Ghost32...Great song and some good ol' HeeHaw. Archie could cook up some stuff...love that good-bad routine! WB

@Pamela N Red...I would hope Roy is paying attention! Heck, Archie's not even a barber! Thanks much. WB

@prasetio30...I hope you find your flower that you won't have to rent her at $200 an hour! LOL! Thanks for your good words. WB

@Amy Becherer...The way you put it, there's something for all mankind in this piece of poetry...where's my Nobel? LOL! WB


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Your poetry combined with your music just blows me away; it’s always a good part of my day. Thanks again for sharing; voted up and awesome.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Genna East...Woo, long day in the comments section for me but quite fun! Your words are humbling to me...I am so glad you enjoy my work. It is the best part of creating it...to see it appreciated! Thanks much. WB


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speedbird 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Nice lyrics there, or is it a poem..lol


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@speedbird....Hey, either way is fine with me...sing it or say as long as you like it! Thanks much! WB


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Your right Wayne, good to bad or bad to good, nothing ever lasts to long. We just have to roll with the punches and live in the moment, I am happy to say, I am living in the moment, what else can one do when were sliding over the hill and working our way down:0) Great videos had me splitting a gut here..he he


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...Life is good when we throw off all the crap...we should do that more often! WB


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Now I get the picture! When I first saw it, I thought it was a kid who got their fingers stuck together with super glue. Ouch! That would be bad to have super glue on the end of the glove.

Even with all the negatives, it is nice to see the positives in your poem. Cup is half-full.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally...Probably not as it seems to be a proven fact that Super Glue will not stick anything together except your fingers...instanteously! Of course, I wouldn't want to be the one who employed the scientific method in expanding that theory. That's right...nothing too good or too bad lasts for very long. WB


ralwus 5 years ago

hmmm, good job WB. Don't know if my marriage has been too long, good or bad; fair I'd say. Been a hell of a long time for sure. I once farted for four minutes, way too long. ;)


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@ralwus...I have to admit there are exceptions...farting for four minutes might be one of them. Could that be worse than a bad case of the hiccups? LOL! Thanks Charlie! WB

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