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24 August 2011

Posted by endorphinjunkie z7bAlabama (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 24, 11 at 7:55

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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RE: 24 August 2011

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.


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RE: 24 August 2011

  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 24, 11 at 9:19

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.


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RE: 24 August 2011

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


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