I had a little talk today -
An argument with Dan and Ike:
First Dan, he said ’twas not his way
To do the things he didn’t like.
And Ike, he said that Dan was wrong;
That only cowards dodged and hid.
Because it made him brave and strong,
The things he didn’t like, he did!
But then I showed to Ike and Dan
An easy way between the two:
I always try, as best I can,
To like the things I have to do.
by Arthur Guiterman: as published in “Youth’s Companion”
Arthur Guiterman born on 20 November 1871 in Vienna, Austria to American parents. He became an American writer and poet, as well as an editor of the “Woman’s Home Companion” and the “Literary Digest” magazines. Arthur Guiterman passed on at 71 years of age on 11 January 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America.