I am what I was
What I was was reserved
Through that I sought greatness
And achieved what I did –
Enjoying it mostly
Each part of each day.
So in the end, when the day was the day,
I achieved whatever it was
That day I spent my time at, mostly –
Plus whatever I had previously reserved
Which allowed me to both do what I did
And also find and achieve greatness.
So contained in whatever greatness
I sought to or did achieve that day
Was the whole of what I did
And whatever else there was, which was
Just simply part of what I reserved,
It was and should be part of something else, mostly.
I sought to use it mostly
As I combined the day’s achievements of greatness –
Taken both directly and from that reserved
That was put aside one day
TO keep me where I was,
Which allowed me to do what I did.
So all the things that I did
Combine to become what I did mostly
In my life that made me what I was –
If deemed as my quest for greatness
Each and every day
That I start fresh or get to what is reserved,
And if I get to whatever I have reserved,
I have both done and undone what I did
This day and on the whole – day after day –
So I become now and on the whole what I am mostly,
Which was my achievement of greatness
That brought me to whatever I was.
And this Sestina, however reserved a day
Upon which I wrote it did more toward greatness
Than the ease of a day like this one was
This version is from JGB EP "Phenomenal Consiousness" recorded at Underland Studios, Bkny-NYC June 14, 2013
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