Edgar Albert Guest
Edgar Albert Guest Poems
|961.||A Toast To The Men||1/1/2004|
|962.||The Bachelor's Soliloquy||1/1/2004|
|963.||Things Work Out||3/29/2010|
|964.||Courage, Courage, Courage!||7/11/2014|
|967.||It Couldn'T Be Done||1/8/2014|
|973.||See It Through||1/1/2004|
|974.||Be A Friend||12/8/2014|
Be A Friend
Be a friend. You don't need money;
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other;
Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who's unbefriended;
Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone's friend.
Be a friend. You don't need glory.
Friendship is a simple story.
Pass by trifling errors blindly,
Gaze on honest effort kindly,
Cheer the youth who's bravely trying,
Pity him who's sadly sighing;
Just a little labor spend
On the duties of a friend.
Be a friend. The pay is bigger
(Though not ...
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,