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Be A Thoroughbred
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.l3.c4.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: November 20, 2004 06:47AM

Author: Mary Lee (66-90-172-179.dyn.grandenetworks.net)
Date: 11-19-04 15:55

Can you help me locate a poem entitled "Be A Thoroughbred" or "To Be A Thoroughbred"? I do not know the author. The author makes reference to one being a pine tree or a scrub by the side of the road. Thank you, Mary Lee

Stephen


Re: Be A Thoroughbred
Posted by: StephenFryer (---.l3.c4.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: November 20, 2004 06:48AM

Author: marian2 (host81-152-55-45.range81-152.btcentralplus.com)
Date: 11-20-04 03:17

Be The Best of Whatever You Are by Douglas Malloch



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!

-Douglas Malloch

Stephen


Re: Be A Thoroughbred
Posted by: ilza (---.162.246.59.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: November 20, 2004 07:08AM

He is the author of one of my favorite quotes :

The biggest liar in the world is They Say.




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