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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  • John Bennett (4/16/2018 11:45:00 AM)

    As a Rotarian, I had a poem by Edgar Guest about Rotary. I used it in a talk I gave to a Rotary Conference.
    I cannot find the printed copy of it. Would love to have a copy of it.

  • Maria Bell (4/8/2018 11:38:00 PM)

    I wrote the poem Myself in 1983 while at college, How? Please someone explain this to me. Only a few words different instead of wealth I used the word pelf, which means riches.

  • gary@coastalfpg.com (4/5/2018 4:17:00 PM)

    I want to put Eger Guest's Sermons we see in a book I'm writing. I can't find what year it was written. Or where I go for permission.

  • Barbara Covington (3/16/2018 10:58:00 AM)

    I have a poem that I have had for many many years. It has no title but starts with the line Oh Lad of mine, oh lad of mine, be never coldly dumb to me. I can't find it anywhere. It is written in calligraphy and signed Edgar R. Guest. I have had it under glass for 50 years. How can I find out if it an original?

  • Mark Ward Able (3/15/2018 6:37:00 AM)

    Looking for the poem about green keepers. He's on the greens at break of day....

  • Rory Brown (3/8/2018 12:43:00 PM)

    Looking for the poem by Guest called “Advertise me“ read it once

  • Marcia (2/26/2018 5:20:00 PM)

    Sweet sixteen poem, it is an old poem

  • 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

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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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