by Edgar Albert Guest

Somebody stated that that couldn’t be doneBut he with a chuckle repliedThat “maybe the couldn’t,” but he would be oneWho wouldn’t speak so till he’d tried.So that buckled appropriate in with the trace of a grinOn his face. If he worried he hid it.He started to sing as he tackled the thingThat couldn’t be done, and also he go it!

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never ever do that;At least no one ever has done it;”But the took off his coat and also he took off his hatAnd the very first thing we knew he’d started it.With a elevator of his chin and a bit of a grin,Without any type of doubting or quiddit,He started to sing together he tackled the thingThat couldn’t it is in done, and he go it.

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There room thousands come tell girlfriend it can not be done,There room thousands come prophesy failure,There room thousands to allude out to you one by one,The dangers that wait to assail you.But simply buckle in through a bit of a grin,Just take it off your coat and go to it;Just begin in come sing as you handle the thingThat “cannot be done,” and also you’ll execute it.


forced to drop out of high college to assist support his family, Edgar A. Guest started his long career in ~ the Detroit cost-free Press together a copyboy. He ultimately wrote a day-to-day column, “Breakfast Table Chat,” that had his own verse. These poems about everyday life to be immensely well-known throughout the country. A prolific writer of end 11,000 poems, Guest humbly called himself “a newspaper guy who wrote verses.” See an ext By This Poet

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