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It Couldn'T Be Done

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; '
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etherero akinshegun 04 March 2018

I've recited and listen to others recite It Couldn't Be Done since grammar school. Yep, and each time I read or hear Mr. Guest's poem I'm as moved, enthralled and inspires as if for the first time. I even heard renditions of It Couldn't Be Done where Mr. Guest wasn't given credit. None-the-less, its sparkling optimism and meter can't be denied. Thanks for giving us infinite opportunities to experience our own inner child and renew our faith in our own power to persist and overcome.

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