I’m sharing the following poetry excerpt today which I borrowed from my friend Ikisha’s Facebook. She says an elementary teacher had her class memorize it years ago. Entitled “Equipment,” and composed by Edgar A. Guest, it was George Washington Carver’s favorite poem and if you ever visit his museum you can hear him reading it aloud. I like this one because it is simple and short enough to memorize, yet profound and inspirational too!
You’ve all that the greatest of men have had;
Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
And a brain to use if you would be wise,
With this equipment they all began–
…So start from the top and say, I CAN.“