Edgar Albert Guest

Birmingham / England
Edgar Albert Guest
Birmingham / England
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On Quitting

Rating: 3.2
How much grit do you think you've got?
Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?
You may talk of pluck; it's an easy word,
And where'er you go it is often heard;
But can you tell to a jot or guess
Just how much courage you now possess?
You may stand to trouble and keep your grin,
But have you tackled self-discipline?
Have you ever issued commands to you
To quit the things that you like to do,
And then, when tempted and sorely swayed,
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COMMENTS
Fletcher key 22 September 2019
Do not quit
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Magadha Rani 01 September 2018
Don't boast of your grit till you've tried it out, Nor prate to men of your courage stout, .....well expressed. very nice composition.
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Memar 20 August 2018
Summary of the poem
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T.Rajesh 22 November 2017
Quitting something that we like and against our will needs a lot grit. Loved the poem for its sweet flow and that motivation it provides to kick off bad habits that we like and often cling to.
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* Sunprincess * 29 August 2015
.............so amazing...it's very difficult to stop doing things we love with a passion...and this poem states it perfectly....great write ?
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Kim Barney 18 April 2015
Guest has more than once been accused of being trite in his poetry, and sometimes he is, but there is some good advice here. Francis Lynch's comment is probably correct.
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Chinedu Dike 18 April 2015
Lovely poem on Willpower, well articulated and nicely penned with depth of insight. I really enjoyed reading this great piece of poetry with beautiful rhyme scheme. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.
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Francie Lynch 18 April 2015
Nailed it. My guess is Guest got it right. I like a poem that has me do a bit of research on the author's life. I'll wager it was smokes. Harder than booze.
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In the face of a grit there is a chance to win..... beautiful poem.
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