MAKING THE IDEAL REALISTICALLY PRACTICAL, AND GETTING CREDIT FOR IT.
Copyright © 2018 by Marvin Cohen

If you can't have the ideal,
then make an appeal
for something more realistic.
Then make it tick,
so you're on the better track,
but you can't get idealism back
(having already abandoned it,
because it just doesn't fit)
except in other circumstances
wherein you'll have to take your chances,
depending on the situation
close to opportunity's occasion
to pounce on an idealistic chance
which offers itself in a better stance
of winning the contest
where the idealistic best
will win in the practicality test.
Make the idealistic practical
when the ground is ripe for its actual,
to convert the ideal to a realistic factual
when stimulated by opportunity's realistic perk
to make idealism realistically work.
No wonder your lips indicate a successful smirk
defying anybody to call you a potential jerk,
when your alertness won success with a quick lurk.