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A J Forbes Canada (7/1/2013 7:51:00 PM)

All I can remember are a few words from this very inspirational poem -

'If I can't be the sun, I'll be the brightest star in the sky'

There is something about being the best tree by the road side..

Help Please! ! !

Thanks Jay

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,693 Points Laura Burns (7/2/2013 11:45:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    by Douglas Malloch

    If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
    Be a shrub in the valley- -but be
    The best little shrub at the side of the hill;
    Be a bush if you can't be a tree.
    We can't all be captains,
    We've got to be crew.
    There's something for all of us here;
    There is big work to do, and there's lesser to do
    And the task we 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 the size that you win or you fail- -
    Be the best of whatever you are.

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,693 Points A J Forbes (7/12/2013 2:40:00 PM) Post reply

      Oh Laura - thank you so much! I have been searching for these words for a long time.

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