Best Opportunity lives Poem “Opportunity”  wrote by the Poet Berton Barley. The Poet advises his son not to be disappointed.  But still there are more chances for him to do a lot.

Stanza 1:

With doubt and dismay you are smitten;

You think there’s no chance for you, son?

Why, the best books haven’t been written,

The best race (of the world) hasn’t been run,

The best score (in the world) hasn’t been made yet,

The best song hasn’t been sung,

The best tune (in this world) hasn’t been played yet.

Cheer up (enjoy), for the world is young!

Reference to the Context:

These lines have been taken from the Best Opportunity lives poem “Opportunity”, written by Berton Barley. In this poem, the poet advises his son not to be disappointed. Still there are chances for him to do a lot.

Explanation:

In these lines the poet advises his son who is disappointed and doubtful about his future. His son thinking that there is no chance for him to improve his better future. The poet encourages him by saying that is there is no chance for him in this world to play a role then why the best books have not been written. The best race has not been run, the best score has not been made yet. The best song is still to be sung. The best music has not been played yet. It is clear that there are still many chances for a hardworking boy like you to achieve your goal. So be happy the world is still young.

Paraphrase:

Doubt and fear have made you disappointed. My son, you think that there is no chance for you to play a role in this world. Still there is lot to do. You can write the best book, the best race to be run, the best score to be made, the best song to be sung and the best tune to be played. Be happy, the world is still open for you.

Stanza 2:

No chance? Why the world is just eager (strongly wanting to do)

For things that you ought to create (make):

Its store of true wealth is still meager (something available)

Its needs are incessant and great;

It yearns for more power and beauty (beautiful)

More laughter and love and romance (dance),

More loyalty, labor and duty;

No chance? Why, there’s nothing but chance!

 

Reference to the Context:

These lines have been taken from the Best Opportunity lives poem “Opportunity”, written by Berton Barley. In this poem, the poet advises his son not to be disappointed. Still there are chances for him to do a lot.

Explanation:

In these lines the poet says that if he thinks that there is no chance for him in this world. Then, why the world is waiting for the things he is going to create and discover. The real treasure of wealth is still lacking. Needs of the world are increasing day by day. The world is desirous of more power and beauty. It is looking for more laughter, love and romance. More loyalty, labor and duty. Why do you say that there is no chance? The world is full of chances and it is found everywhere.

Paraphrase:

You think that there is no chance for you. Why not, the world is waiting for the things, you are going to create. The treasures of true wealth are still lacking. Its needs are still great and continuous. The world is looking for more power, and beauty, laughter and love, faith fullness, hard work and obligations. There is nothing except chance.

Stanza 3:

For the best verse hasn’t been rhymed yet,

The best hues hasn’t been planned,

The highest sky hasn’t been climbed yet,

The mightiest rivers aren’t spanned,

Don’t worry and fret (worry unnecessarily), faint(a sudden loss of consciousness) – hearted;

The chances have just begun (start).

For the best jobs haven’t been started-

The best work hasn’t been done!

Reference to the Context:

These lines have been taken from the Best Opportunity lives poem “Opportunity”, written by Berton Barley. In this poem, the poet advises his son not to be disappointed. Still there are chances for him to do a lot.

Explanation:

In these lines the poet says the best verses have not yet been composed. The best house has not been planned. The highest skies are still to be climbed. The biggest rivers have not been measured. So do not worry, mourn and do not lose heart. Now Chances and Opportunity have just taken their starts. Because the best jobs are still waiting for you to start them. The best works have not been started yet. There are ample chances and Opportunities in the World.

Paraphrase:

The best verses have not yet been converted into poems. The best house is still to be built. The heights of sky have not been achieved. The biggest rivers are still to be measured. You do not be worried, mournful and fearful. Now chances have taken their starts.