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Be The Best of Whatever You Are (Douglas Malloch Poem)

20 Oct

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Be The Best of Whatever You Are (Douglas Malloch Poem)

If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley-but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.

If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie then just be a bass
But the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here,
There’s big work to do, and there’s lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.

If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail
Be the best of whatever you are!

Cheers,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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4 Comments

Posted by on October 20, 2011 in My Favorite Poems

 

4 responses to “Be The Best of Whatever You Are (Douglas Malloch Poem)

  1. Jyoti

    August 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Thank u very much for the poem

     
  2. uma

    May 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    good one to read and feel motivated when feels low……thanks for the nice posts

     
  3. swastika

    August 28, 2013 at 10:05 am

    its inspiring…………………

     
  4. Aayushi girish

    December 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    a good one nd vil feel motivated

     

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