The poem ” Be the best” teaches us a very important lesson of our life. The title is sufficient for anyone to understand the concept of the poem. The poet Douglas Malloch wants to tell us that whatever you want to be or whatever you can be ,just be the best one in that field.
The poet starts the poem by giving examples of nature. He says if you are not able to be pine on the top of the hill then just try to be the scrub which are little elevated grasses but you must be the best scrub by the side of the stream. For example if you can’t be the boss of an office then just you try to be a worker but be the best worker of that office. The poet again teaches us to be the bush if we can’t be strong like a tree. If also we can’t be a bush then a bit of little grass.
Douglas Malloch says us to be the happiest . He gives example of music. He says that if we can’t be the good music then be the cheerful bass in the lake. All of us cannot be the captain because the crew field is also waiting for someone. If all are captain by themselves then every thing just would become a mess.
There is some work for everyone to do in this world. There is no one who has no work. There is a big work to do but the people to execute on it is less The job which is to be completed is not very far away. If we cannot be the highway but we can be the trail. If we are not be able to be a burning sun then we can be the star. The size doesn’t matter of winning and losing , what matter is the best whatever you are.