If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.
About Douglas MallochAmerican poet Douglas Malloch was born on May 5, 1877, in Muskegon, Michigan. Living in the center of the lumber industry meant Malloch was surrounded by forests, logging camps, and lumber yards. These simple roots were the inspiration for his poetry. He quickly became famous as a “Lumberman’s poet.” In addition to being a poet, story-story writer, and associate editor, he wrote the Michigan State Song. Douglas Malloch passed away on July 2, 1938.
If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,Featured Shared Story
Wow, I remember my teacher said, "Be the best at what you do. Better to be a great sheep than a lousy lion."
Sure, this world is full of trouble
I ain't said it ain't.
Lord, I've had enough and double
Reason for complaint;Featured Shared Story
Wow, this poem gives a cool perspective on life. This poem makes one realize worrying doesn't help.
The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light,
But stood out in the open plain
And always got its share of rain,Featured Shared Story
This is a poem that addresses the law of nature. No one can go against it. The poet has used metaphorical language to depict the similarities between man and other creations of nature. Nature...