Douglas Malloch

Douglas Malloch Poems

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;

It's Fine Today

Sure, this world is full of trouble
I ain't said it ain't.
Lord, I've had enough and double

The Road Of Masonry

Men build a road of Masonry
Across the hills and dales,
Unite the prairie and the sea,

Father's Lodge

Father's lodge, I well remember,
wasn't large as lodges go,
There was trouble in December


Fine men have walked this way before,
Whatever Lodge your Lodge may be;
Whoever stands before the door,

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The poet urges readers to be the best irrespective of their formal status.

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Dhananjay yuvraj patil. 01 December 2017

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Douglas Malloch Biography

Douglas Malloch (May 5, 1877 – July 2, 1938) was an American poet, short-story writer and Associate Editor of American Lumberman, a trade paper in Chicago. He became known as a "Lumberman's poet" both locally and nationally. He is noted for writing Round River Drive and "Be the Best of Whatever You Are" in addition to many other creations. He was c ...

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