Edgar Albert Guest Poems

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Home And The Office

Home is the place where the laughter should ring,
And man should be found at his best.
Let the cares of the day be as great as they may,
The night has been fashioned for rest.

The Future

'The worst is yet to come:'
So wail the doubters glum,
But here's the better view;
'My best I've yet to do.'

Just Like A Man

This is the phrase they love to say:
'Just like a man!'
You can hear it wherever you chance to stray:
'Just like a man!'

The Tears Expressive

Death crossed his threshold yesterday
And left the glad voice of his loved one dumb.
To him the living now will come

The Joys We Miss

There never comes a lonely day but that we miss the laughing ways
Of those who used to walk with us through all our happy yesterdays.
We seldom miss the earthly great—the famous men that life has known—
But, as the years go racing by, we miss the friends we used to own.

Until She Died

Until she died we never knew
The beauty of our faith in God.
We'd seen the summer roses nod

Ten Fingered Mice

When a cake is nicely frosted and it's put away for tea,
And it looks as trim and proper as a chocolate cake should be,
Would it puzzle you at evening as you brought it from the ledge

The Common Touch

I would not be too wise—so very wise
That I must sneer at simple songs and creeds,
And let the glare of wisdom blind my eyes

Little Feet

There is no music quite so sweet
As patter of a baby's feet.
Who never hears along the hall

A Plea

GOD grant me these: the strength to do
Some needed service here;
The wisdom to be brave and true;