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Edgar A. Guest – It Couldn’t Be Done

Teaching Edgar Guest’s poem will assist kids’ character development. 

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 tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
     On his face. lf 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 … >>>