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If You Can't Go Over or Under, Go Round!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I have to thank a wonderful SP Friend (THENEWME43) for the inspiration of this blog/poem! I was I admit grumbling LOL about a certain diet I'm on and her comment on my action feed brought you this wonderful uplifting Poem!
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If You Can't Go Over or Under, Go Round

A baby mole got to feeling big,
And wanted to show how he could dig;
So he plowed along in the soft, warm dirt
Till he hit something hard, and it surely hurt!
A dozen stars flew out of his snout;
He sat on his haunches, began to pout;
Then rammed the thing again with his head--
His grandpap picked him up half dead.
"Young man," he said, "though your pate is bone.
You can't butt your way through solid stone.
This bit of advice is good, I've found:
If you can't go over or under, go round."

A traveler came to a stream one day,
And because it presumed to cross his way,
And wouldn't turn round to suit his whim
And change its course to go with him,
His anger rose far more than it should,
And he vowed he'd cross right where he stood.
A man said there was a bridge below,
But not a step would he budge or go.
The current was swift and the bank was steep,
But he jumped right in with a violent leap.
A fisherman dragged him out half-drowned:
"When you can't go over or under, go round."

If you come to a place that you can't get through,
Or over or under, the thing to do
Is to find a way round the impassable wall,
Not say you'll go YOUR way or not at all.
You can always get to the place you're going,
If you'll set your sails as the wind is blowing.
If the mountains are high, go round the valley;
If the streets are blocked, go up some alley;
If the parlor-car's filled, don't scorn a freight;
If the front door's closed, go in the side gate.
To reach your goal this advice is sound:
If you can't go over or under, go round!

Have a 'Go Round' Week!
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  • MYANGELSMOM
    I love it! Thanks for sharing!!!!

    You find the best motivational sayings/poems/thoughts... truly!

    Blessings!
    3278 days ago
  • ALWAYSEXHAUSTED
    Thank you so much for the sunshine spark goodie. I need that right now. On this very cold, crisp fall day, the sun is truly shining.
    You are a motivator for me as well and I appreciate every comment that you make on my blog or page. We all need a push every now and then. This seem to be continually hectic in my life and when I meet new friends like you, I know that God is giving me a helping hand.
    God bless your positive, helpful attitude. I'm so glad that our paths of life crossed.
    3320 days ago
  • ZABINAS
    Thanks for the poem!
    3324 days ago
  • FUNNYGRANNY71
    This one is really great. Please keep them coming.
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    3325 days ago
  • KIZIDOG
    I love it and that has been my motto for years. I just never heard it put better. Thank you Star emoticon
    3325 days ago
  • HOPEISME1
    Great poem. Thanks for sharing!
    3326 days ago
  • NHWOLFE
    Thanks for sharing the smile!

    Blessings,
    Deb

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    3326 days ago
  • no profile photo DONNASUEE
    Thanks. I will print that out also. I will need to ponder this for awhile.
    3326 days ago
  • THENEWME43
    Thanks, emoticon I'm glad you found the comment helpful! This encouraging poem describes exactly what I had in mind! You're still attaining your goals ~ just taking a different path!
    Praying God's best for you, my friend!
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    Annette
    3326 days ago
  • CLAYSGAL
    This was cute an too true. I printed a copy to put on the frig.
    3326 days ago
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