Edgar Albert Guest

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

Edgar Albert Guest Poems

681. Living Monuments 8/20/2014
682. Pleasing Dad 8/20/2014
683. When An Old Man Gets To Thinking 8/20/2014
684. Pa And The Monthly Bills 8/20/2014
685. I'Ll Never Be Rich 8/20/2014
686. His Example 8/20/2014
687. She Powders Her Nose 8/20/2014
688. A Pat On The Back 8/20/2014
689. Memories Of Tomorrow 8/20/2014
690. The Bright Side 8/27/2014
691. Dan Mcgann Declares Himself 9/2/2014
692. Why We Fight 8/14/2014
693. The Blue Flannel Shirt 7/15/2014
694. Care-Free Youth 7/12/2014
695. The Home-Town 7/12/2014
696. Gratitude 7/14/2014
697. I 7/14/2014
698. People Like Him 7/14/2014
699. Stuck 7/14/2014
700. When Pa Comes Home 7/14/2014
701. A Toast To Happiness 7/15/2014
702. I'D Rather Be A Failure 8/14/2014
703. The Things That Make A Soldier Great 8/14/2014
704. A Father's Wish 8/14/2014
705. The True Man 8/14/2014
706. When Mother's Sewing Buttons On 8/14/2014
707. He Has Not Lived In Vain 8/14/2014
708. Carry On 8/15/2014
709. Effort 7/12/2014
710. A Prayer, 1918 7/12/2014
711. Thec Lanes Of Memory 7/12/2014
712. The Scoffer 7/12/2014
713. My Books And I 7/12/2014
714. The Scoutmaster 7/11/2014
715. A Friend [2] 7/11/2014
716. I Mustn'T Forget 7/11/2014
717. Baby Feet 7/11/2014
718. Lord, Make Me A Regular Man 7/11/2014
719. Just Half Of That, Please 7/12/2014
720. Winding The Clock 7/12/2014

Comments about Edgar Albert Guest

  • Naomi Bigelow (2/8/2008 5:08:00 PM)

    I grew up listening to WJR radio out of Detroit; listening to Edgar A. Guest's son, Bud Guest was part of everyday life. I remember one of his dad's poems, 'Open-face Letters' as the earliest one I can recall. This man's poetry and his son's voice are some of the homey things from The Good Old Days. They influenced me to begin writing poetry, too. Although I ended up published with novels, I still write the occasional poem, partly due to the Guests.

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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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Father

My father knows the proper way
The nation should be run;
He tells us children every day
Just what should now be done.
He knows the way to fix the trusts,
He has a simple plan;
But if the furnace needs repairs,
We have to hire a man.
My father, in a day or two