Poems of Interest

Poem: It Can Be Done

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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 a 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 of 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 can’t be done;

            There are thousands to prophesy failure;

There are thousands to enumerate, one by one,

            The dangers that wait to assail you:

But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,

            Then take off your coat and  go to it;

Just start into sing as you tackle the thing

            That cannot be done – and you’ll do it.

 


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