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Be the Best of Whatever You Are

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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,
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: uplifting
Chinedu Dike 05 September 2015

What's worth doing in any case is worth doing well. A well articulated, nicely encapsulated piece of poetry insightfully penned with conviction. A lovely poem with beautiful rhyme scheme. Thanks for sharing.

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Fhebie 21 May 2021

Sana aal

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Shawn 12 November 2020

I believe it’s Road not rill, also a bass is a fish not pronounced base

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The great poet had tried his best to inspire to find out best within oneself.

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Susan 20 May 2018

Do you know where I can find a framed copy of this poem?

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Unnik 17 November 2017

Superb anf nice very esy and to teach and understand Can i get an audio and video copy of this. Poem

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