JUST DO IT:Who Says It Can’t Be Done?

I open my book, “JUST DO IT!” with this poem written by Edgar Guest.

Enjoy…

Somebody said 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
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 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 will
do it.

EDGAR A. GUEST

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