Thursday, August 14, 2008

It Couldn't Be Done

My favorite poem. May it make you smile and believe in your dreams. (Read it out loud, it's even more fun.)
It Couldn't Be Done
Edgar A. Guest
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done, But, he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn’t," but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn’t be done, and he did it.
Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you’ll never do that; At least no one ever has done it"; But he took off his coat and he took off his hat, And the first thing we knew he’d begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn’t be done, and he did it.
There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure; There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start to sing as you tackle the thing That "couldn’t be done," and you’ll do it.

2 comments:

Yo Momma said...

You're right! If you think you can't you're right and if you think you can you're right, too! Keep that positive thinking going and you'll be successful every time! Yo Momma

Suzie said...

Love the poem.... And I know you can do it....and BTW I am always right!! :)