Be the Best
Whatever You Are by Douglas Malloch
If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
BE - a scrub in the valley--
BE the best little scrub by the side of the hill;
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 walkway some 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 we 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!