Edgar Albert Guest

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

See It Through

Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

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 through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you're beset,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don't give up, whate'er you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!


Comments about See It Through by Edgar Albert Guest

  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (12/25/2019 7:41:00 PM)

    Really an insightful creation elegantly crafted in persuasive poetic expressions with conviction.
    A beautiful motivational piece of poetry.(Report)Reply

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  • Jeffry bob (4/25/2019 9:48:00 PM)

    Just perfect, I mean guys isn’t this just perfect(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/17/2019 2:50:00 AM)

    A very good poem from a great poet. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (4/8/2019 8:26:00 AM)

    Powerful and worthwhile words by the talented writer.(Report)Reply

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  • Mo Bamba (2/3/2019 6:44:00 PM)

    Horrible poem, means nothing to Mo Bamba. Mo Bamba likes Sheck WesAlready ReportedReply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad HottaBhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/12/2018 10:12:00 PM)

    Great poem by the great poet.....10++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Larry Swenson (8/7/2018 10:54:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem that I recited at graduation ceremonies at Morey Junior High. We were getting ready to move from 9th grade to 10th grade in High School. It is as true today as it was in 1952.(Report)Reply

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  • Yousef Salem (1/12/2018 10:02:00 PM)

    Ma sha Allah. A very touching, inspiring and uplifting poem. Remain hopeful through adversity.(Report)Reply

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  • T.Rajesh (11/22/2017 11:40:00 PM)

    It is a wonderful motivational poem on how to face an adversity or an adverse event in life. Fight it out, with the best of efforts so that one may be able to thwart it and even if one fails in this effort, it shall be of some solace that we have tried our best. Fantastic.(Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (10/29/2017 12:26:00 PM)

    What an inspiring poem!(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (8/29/2015 1:12:00 PM)

    ................a wonderful poem...love the positivity and motivation ★(Report)Reply

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  • Aftab Alam KhursheedAftab Alam Khursheed (11/15/2014 5:01:00 AM)

    Inspiring motivation - a call to be bold - loose opr gain no problem one must face(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/12/2014 7:57:00 AM)

    A motivating poem on facing problems and it is good.(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/12/2014 7:57:00 AM)

    A motivating poem on facing problems and it is good.(Report)Reply

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  • Liliana ~el (11/15/2013 2:21:00 PM)

    Would be part of a musical! happy peppy motivating! :)(Report)Reply

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baelloCynthia Buhain-baello (11/15/2012 8:50:00 PM)

    I cannot understand why people insist on posting irrelevant things like the one below. This is a poetry site and this comment box is for reviews, not a venue for such senseless antics. The poem is excellent in composition, brilliant in its message and inspiring in its content. The flow and style spontaneous and smooth, making it a delight to read.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr.b Barnes (1/26/2009 4:21:00 PM)

    I AM ALWAYS ENCOURAGED, INSPIRED, AND HOPEFUL AFTER READING THIS POEM(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004