Pretty Good<br />by Charles Osgoodfrom the Osgood File, 1986<br />There once was a pretty good studentWho sat in a pretty ...
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Pretty Good

Poem that says "pretty good" is not good enough - it's "pretty bad"
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Pretty Good<br />by Charles Osgoodfrom the Osgood File, 1986<br />There once was a pretty good studentWho sat in a pretty good classAnd was taught by a pretty good teacherWho always let pretty good pass.He wasn’t terrific at reading,He wasn’t a whiz-bang at math,But for him, education was leadingStraight down a pretty good path.He didn’t find school too exciting,But he wanted to do pretty well,And he did have some trouble with writingSince nobody taught him to spell.When doing arithmetic problems,Pretty good was regarded as fine.5+5 needn’t always add up to be 10;A pretty good answer was 9.The pretty good class that he sat in Was part of a pretty good school,And the student was not an exception:On the contrary, he was the rule.The pretty good school that he went toWas there in a pretty good town,And nobody there seemed to noticeHe could not tell a verb from a noun.The pretty good student in fact wasPart of a pretty good mob.And the first time he knew what he lacked wasWhen he looked for a pretty good job.It was then, when he sought a position,He discovered that life could be tough,And he soon had a sneaking suspicionPretty good might not be good enough.The pretty good town in our storyWas part of a pretty good stateWhich had pretty good aspirationsAnd prayed for a pretty good fate.There once was a pretty good nationPretty proud of the greatness it had,Which learned much too late,If you want to be great,Pretty good is, in fact, pretty bad.<br />