It Couldn't Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. 

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

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For Every Hill I've Had to Climb

For every hill I've had to climb,
For every stone that bruised my feet,

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Winds of Fate

One ship sails east and another west
While the selfsame breezes blow.  

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I Walked a Mile

I walked a mile with Gladness,
She chatted all the way,

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The Cork and the Whale

A little brown cork
Fell in the path of a whale
Who lashed it down
With his angry tail.

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Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

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Adversity Can Distress Us or Bless Us

The way we use adversity
is strictly our own choice,
For in God's Hands adversity
can make the heart rejoice—

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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

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Two Frogs In Cream

Two frogs fell into a can of cream,
Or so I’ve heard it told;
The sides of the can were shiny & steep,
The cream was deep & cold.

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A Psalm of Life


Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!—
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

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Touch of the Master's Hand

It was battered and scarred,
And the auctioneer thought it
Hardly worth his while
To waste his time on the old violin,

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When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,

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