Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It cannot be done

This is an inspiring poem by Edgar Guest. I pray we as women can encourage the men in our lives with this and we can also just "do it"

It Couldn't Be Done
Edgar Guest

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  
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 to sing as you tackle the thing  
That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

1 comment:

  1. and for courage to do so!

    Excellent Kay-girl!

    ~mom d