February 11, 2012

happy weekend #5


Hello. Happy Weekend!
I'm in the mood to post something happy and positive. Or in other words, inspirational.  (Features:  bright picture of a sunflower and a poem by Edgar Guest from whitedovebooks).

It Couldn't be Done
By Edgar 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, as he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one we know 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 right 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 cannot be done, and you'll do it

This poem is so motivational and I like the rhythm it has. It all just flows together perfectly. 
Has someone ever told you that you couldn't do something? Did you end up being successful in whatever it was? I'd love to hear your story! 

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