Friday, February 13, 2015

Poetry For Inspiration but "Be the Best of Whatever You Are"


 
This article was Posted by John Kennedy on Jun 21, 2013 7:57:51 AM in  one  University site

 
I do not know about you but one of my main sources of inspiration is poetry. Let me share with you one example, I promise that after you read this beautiful poem, you will obtain an effective and decent dose of inspiration for the years to come.
 
One more thing, please let me know your opinion about it, I would be enchanted to learn about your experiences and realizations after you would have read this poem. Oh yes, the poem is from Brother Malloch (1877 - 1938); well, that is how he was called back in his town full of lumber yards, in the forests.  This writer lived and grew-up surrounded by trees, rivers, and nature, and for this reason, Douglas Malloch, became known also as the “Lumberman’s poet”, first locally, in Muskegon, Michigan, and then nationally.
 
Therefore, be inspired by reading, and feeling, one of the most powerful and beautiful poems ever written in the English language, Brother Malloch’s poem titled, "Be the Best of Whatever You Are"
 
 


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!

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