Edgar Albert Guest

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

Edgar Albert Guest Poems

1. A Christmas Carol 7/11/2014
2. He's Taken Out His Papers 7/11/2014
3. The Path To Home 7/11/2014
4. The Common Joys 7/11/2014
5. The Cheat 7/11/2014
6. Picture Books 7/11/2014
7. Lines For A Flag Raising Ceremony 7/11/2014
8. Boy O' Mine 7/11/2014
9. Folks 7/11/2014
10. Old-Fashioned Letters 7/11/2014
11. The Frosting Dish 7/11/2014
12. The Fifty-Per-Cent Man 7/11/2014
13. The Best Land 7/11/2014
14. The Need 7/11/2014
15. The Brethren 7/11/2014
16. The Family Doctor 7/11/2014
17. Playing The Game 7/11/2014
18. Bread And Gravy 7/12/2014
19. Motherhood 7/12/2014
20. The Homely Man 7/11/2014
21. When The Young Are Grown 7/12/2014
22. Playing For Keeps 7/12/2014
23. The Newspaper Man 7/12/2014
24. Denial 7/12/2014
25. The Call 7/12/2014
26. The Grate Fire 7/12/2014
27. The One In Ten 7/12/2014
28. The Things They Musn'T Touch 7/12/2014
29. His Other Chance 7/12/2014
30. July The Fourth 7/12/2014
31. The Silver Stripes 7/12/2014
32. Hate 7/12/2014
33. The Big Deeds 7/12/2014
34. The Gold Star 7/12/2014
35. Prophecy 7/12/2014
36. Memorial Day 7/12/2014
37. Heroes 7/12/2014
38. Signs 7/12/2014
39. A Fine Sight 7/12/2014
40. The Fishing Outfit 7/12/2014

Comments about Edgar Albert Guest

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

    Fantastic one...Really heart techable...

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  • 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!

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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Hard Luck

Ain't no use as I can see
In sittin' underneath a tree
An' growlin' that your luck is bad,
An' that your life is extry sad;
Your life ain't sadder than your neighbor's
Nor any harder are your labors;
It rains on him the same as you,
An' he has work he hates to do;
An' he gits tired an' he gits cross,

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