Looking For A Poem

Can't find a poem you've heard once? Ask other visitors for help. Also share explanations and summaries of poems.
Post a message

Click here to list all messages

Laura Burns United States (7/2/2013 11:45:00 AM)

(This massage was posted as a reply to that message)

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.

To post a reply to this message, click here
Replies for this message:


  • Rookie A J Forbes (7/12/2013 2:40:00 PM) Post reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.

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

[Hata Bildir]