Edgar Albert Guest

(20 August 1881 - 5 August 1959 / Birmingham / England)

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Edgar Allen Guest also known as Eddie Guest was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet.

Eddie Guest was born in Birmingham, England in 1881, moving to Michigan USA as a young child, it was here he was educated.

In 1895, the year before Henry Ford took his first ride in a motor carriage, Eddie Guest signed on with the Free Press as a 13-year-old office boy. He stayed for 60 years.

In those six decades, Detroit underwent half a dozen identity changes, but Eddie Guest became a steadfast character on the changing scene.

Three years after he joined the Free Press,... more »

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  • Jouhar kk (12/14/2017 11:57:00 AM)

    Fantastic one...Really heart techable...

  • Raees Ahmad Raees Ahmad (12/14/2017 7:19:00 AM)

    Really nice poem search my Poem The nights of December

  • Latresse Roberts (12/13/2017 6:39:00 PM)

    Hi Edgar Guest i read all your poems and i understand all the poems you should write more poems and live life more freely. I tell kids about you how smart you are and how much you write poems. They be amazed

  • Phillip D Black (12/9/2017 2:57:00 PM)

    I LOVE all of Edgar A Guest's wonderfully works of POEMS, very beeautifulll and lovely indeeed and also inspirational

  • vicki dawson (11/12/2017 2:45:00 PM)

    i am looking for the poem by Edgar A Guest - Parson's Good Example. Mr Guest wrote it for/about my great grandfather who he used to play golf with. The copy from the newspaper clipping that I found years ago is torn and I don't have the entire poem. I would like to find a copy or even just the poem words.

    Please let me know if you know of this poem. Thanks vickidawson114@yahoo.com

  • Angela Bull (6/20/2016 12:17:00 AM)

    Does any one know the name of this Edgar A Guest poem:
    He who has smoothed another's way
    And left a long remembered day
    With one whose heart was sick with pain
    Need never say he's lived in vain.
    He who has done one kindly deed
    And served another's hour of need
    Has truly justified his birth
    And made this world a richer earth.

  • Carolyn Collins (11/13/2015 1:22:00 PM)

    I have Collected Verse of Edgar A. Guest and have always loved his poems. I ran across one in an old newspaper during or after the war entitled The VIctory Loan but it isn't in my book. I should have copied it down, but didn't. Does anyone have it?

  • Chester Copeland (10/9/2014 9:12:00 AM)

    I have a copy of a poem, attributed to Edgar Guest, entitled The Lighthouse Keeper Wonders. I cannot locate this poem under his name in these listings. Can anyone offer an explanation?

    The poem is about the speculations of an ex-lighthouse keeper who was put ashore (retired) by the mechanical automation of his lighthouse.

  • Lorrie Martinez (11/3/2013 8:35:00 PM)

    I have the original writing of I follow the famous father it's on a brown paper bag it is sign by Edgar Albert Guest himself. It was in a frame with a document and it was behind the document

  • Jeanette Porter (9/1/2013 9:33:00 AM)

    Edgar Guest was not just a poet but a teacher of what we would call now long lost morals. Although I am much to young to have seen his poetry in print I can say without a doubt he shaped my life and is a large part of who I am today. Brilliant poet!

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Best Poem of Edgar Albert Guest

See It Through

When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it's vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!
Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don't let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it ...

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