Be the Best of Whatever You Are

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,
There’s something for all of us here,
There’s big work to do, and there’s lesser to do,
And the task you 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 by size that you win or you fail —
Be the best of whatever you are!

by Douglas Malloch

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8 thoughts on “Be the Best of Whatever You Are

  1. roelworks said: oh,ya puisi ini ada di madingnya ULBI lho

    aku br ngeh ada reply ini. mgkn krn wkt itu aq lg tepar ya, ga sempet baca yg ini. ohya?ada di ulbi?pasti bukan aku yg pasang, kalo aku biasanya aku inget:D

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