Edgar Albert Guest

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

The Few - Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

The easy roads are crowded
And the level roads are jammed;
The pleasant little rivers
With the drifting folks are crammed.
But off yonder where it's rocky,
Where you get a better view,
You will find the ranks are thinning
And the travelers are few.

Where the going's smooth and pleasant
You will always find the throng,
For the many, more's the pity,
Seem to like to drift along.
But the steeps that call for courage,
And the task that's hard to do
In the end result in glory
For the never-wavering few.


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  • (1/28/2018 2:11:00 PM)

    This is one the best poem that I have ever tried to memorize. This is also my favorite poem, and I love reading it. It is fun trying to challenge my self to memorize poems but out of the poems I memorized, this is by far the best poem ever. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 12, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 12, 2014


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