SOLO FLIGHT

SOLO FLIGHT 
Shared Inspiration: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Before Lindbergh’s flight, there were thousands who set up the cry, “Flying Fool.” There have always been, and there will always be, people who prophecy failure. Our admiration goes out to the person who, in spite of scoffers, sets about his task and sticks to it until he has seen it through.
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IT COULDN’T BE DONE
By: Edward Guest

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.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin,
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing,
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it”;
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing,
That couldn’t be done and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing,
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.
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*Edward Guest … you are beautiful.
"Edgar Albert Guest was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet. His poems often had an inspirational and optimistic view of everyday life."
Born: August 20, 1881
Died: August 5, 1959
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