24 August 2011

endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)August 24, 2011

The Spirit of Buffalo County

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 in with a bit of a grin,

Just take off your coat and go to it;

Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing

That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

Edgar Albert Guest

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anneliese_32(6)

This should be given to everybody when getting out of school or earlier. Thanks from me who did a couple of things which could not be done.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 8:47AM
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lilod(NoCal/8)

Yes, I can list a few things I did that couldn't be done, there are also a couple I said I would do and din't, but I gaveit a shot and found out for myself.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 9:19AM
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west_gardener

That's a good message in form of a poem.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 8:21PM
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