As I am out enjoying my third week of early retirement right now, I thought instead of writing a full post today I would share something that I found inspirational over the years, especially when I was looking for motivation or facing seemingly impossible odds.
It is a poem from Edgar Albert Guest, an amazingly prolific writer who penned over 11K poems in his career. Known as the “People’s Poet”, Guest was published in the Detroit Free Press, his poems were widely syndicated, and he hosted his own radio show.
I heard this poem, “It Couldn’t Be Done” read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio almost 20 years ago. I was so moved by it at the time that I spent hours in the downtown library (no internet then!) looking for it – and kept a copy in my office until the day I retired early. I’m hoping in it you will also find a little extra bit of grit, confidence, and determination to make your dreams happen.
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Poem Reprinted From: PoemSearcher.com