Tag: Edgar Albert Guest poems
I AinT Dead Yet by Edgar Albert Guest”

I AinT Dead Yet by Edgar Albert Guest”

Time was I used to worry and I'd sit around an' sigh,And think with every ache I got that I was goin' to die,I'd see disaster comin' from a dozen different waysAn' prophesy ...

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When We Understand The Plan by Edgar Albert Guest

When We Understand The Plan by Edgar Albert Guest

I reckon when the world we leaveAnd cease to smile and cease to grieve,When each of us shall quit the strifeAnd drop the working tools of life,Somewhere, somehow, we'll come to ...

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CouldnT Live Without You by Edgar Albert Guest”

CouldnT Live Without You by Edgar Albert Guest”

You're just a little fellow with a lot of funny ways,Just three-foot-six of mischief set with eyes that fairly blaze,You're always up to something with those busy hands o' ...

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The Children by Edgar Albert Guest

The Children by Edgar Albert Guest

The children bring us laughter, and the children bring us tears,They string our joys, like jewels bright, upon the thread of years,They bring the bitterest cares we know, their ...

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A Convalescin Woman by Edgar Albert Guest”

A Convalescin Woman by Edgar Albert Guest”

A convalescin' woman does the strangest sort o' things,An' it's wonderful the courage that a little new strength brings,O, it's never safe to leave her for an hour or two ...

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Little Girls Are Best by Edgar Albert Guest

Little Girls Are Best by Edgar Albert Guest

Little girls are mighty nice,Take 'em any way they come,They are always worth their price,Life without 'em would be glum,Run earth's lists of treasures through,Pile 'em high ...

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An Easy World by Edgar Albert Guest

An Easy World by Edgar Albert Guest

It's an easy world to live in if you choose to make it so, You never need to suffer, save the griefs that all must know, If you'll stay upon the level and will 'do the best you ...

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Grandpa by Edgar Albert Guest

Grandpa by Edgar Albert Guest

My grandpa is the finest manExcep' my pa. My grandpa canMake kites an' carts an' lots of thingsYou pull along the ground with strings,And he knows all the names of birds,And how ...

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The Better Job by Edgar Albert Guest

The Better Job by Edgar Albert Guest

If I were running a factoryI'd stick up a sign for all to see,I'd print it large and I'd nail it highOn every wall that the men walked by,And I'd have it carry this sentence ...

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America by Edgar Albert Guest

America by Edgar Albert Guest

God has been good to men. He gaveHis Only Son their souls to save,And then he made a second gift,Which from their dreary lives should liftThe tyrant's yoke and set them freeFrom ...

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A Breach Of Friendship by Edgar Albert Guest

A Breach Of Friendship by Edgar Albert Guest

‘TIS friendship's test to guard the name Of him you love from all attack, As you are to his face, the same To be when you're behind his back. Now good old loyal Jimmy Green, A ...

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A Womans Love by Edgar Albert Guest”

A Womans Love by Edgar Albert Guest”

There are times a woman's love Fer a man stands out, I guess, More ‘n usual, like as when Sickness comes or else distress, But I reckon that it shinesBrighter than a taller dip ...

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Homesick by Edgar Albert Guest

Homesick by Edgar Albert Guest

It's tough when you are homesick in a strangeand distant place,It's anguish when you're hungry for anold-familiar face.And yearning for the good folks and the joysyou used to ...

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St. Valentines Day by Edgar Albert Guest”

St. Valentines Day by Edgar Albert Guest”

Let loose the sails of love and let them fillWith breezes sweet with tenderness to-day,Scorn not the praises youthful lovers say,Romance is old, but it is lovely still.Not he ...

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House-Hunting by Edgar Albert Guest

House-Hunting by Edgar Albert Guest

Time was when spring returned we wentTo find another home to rent,We wanted fresher, cleaner walls,And bigger rooms and wider halls,And open plumbing and the domeThat made the ...

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Out Of Doors by Edgar Albert Guest

Out Of Doors by Edgar Albert Guest

The kids are out-of-doors once more,The heavy leggins that they wore,The winter caps that covered earsAre put away, and no more tearsAre shed because they cannot goUntil they're ...

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The Happy Slow Thinker by Edgar Albert Guest

The Happy Slow Thinker by Edgar Albert Guest

Full many a time a thought has comeThat had a bitter meaning in it.And in the conversation's humI lost it ere I could begin it.I've had it on my tongue to springSome poisoned ...

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Duty by Edgar Albert Guest

Duty by Edgar Albert Guest

To do your little bit of toil,To play life's game with head erect, To stoop to nothing that would soilYour honor or your self-respect,To win what gold and fame you can,But first ...

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The Princess Pats by Edgar Albert Guest”

The Princess Pats by Edgar Albert Guest”

A touch of the plain and the prairie,A bit of the Motherland, too,A strain of the fur-trapper wary,A blend of the old and the new,A bit of the pioneer splendorThat opened the ...

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My Plan by Edgar Albert Guest

My Plan by Edgar Albert Guest

When I wanted something I couldn't buy, A suit of clothes or a Sunday tie,Or a new straw hat when the sun was high, I used to feel sore about it. I used to go 'round with a face ...

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My Paw Said So by Edgar Albert Guest

My Paw Said So by Edgar Albert Guest

Foxes can talk if you know how to listen, My Paw said so. Owls have big eyes that sparkle an' glisten, My Paw said so. Bears can turn flip-flaps an' climb ellum trees, An' steal ...

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The Evening Prayer by Edgar Albert Guest

The Evening Prayer by Edgar Albert Guest

Little girlie, kneeling there,Speaking low your evening prayer,In your cunning little nightieWith your pink toes peeping through,With your eyes closed and your handsTightly ...

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Preparedness by Edgar Albert Guest

Preparedness by Edgar Albert Guest

Right must not live in idleness, Nor dwell in smug content, It must be strong, against the throng Of foes, on evil bent. Justice must not a weakling be But it must guard its ...

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Tuckered Out by Edgar Albert Guest

Tuckered Out by Edgar Albert Guest

YOU don't weigh more than thirty pounds,Your legs are little, plump and fat, And yet you patter on your rounds The whole day long within our flat. Yes, ceaselessly, you come and ...

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Little Master Mischievous by Edgar Albert Guest

Little Master Mischievous by Edgar Albert Guest

Little Master Mischievous, that's the name for you, There's no better title that describes the things you do: Into something all the while where you shouldn't be, Prying into ...

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Old Fashioned Remedies by Edgar Albert Guest

Old Fashioned Remedies by Edgar Albert Guest

Taking medicine today isn't what it used to be. Castor oil is castor oil, but they've banished senna tea, And they've sugar coated now all the bitter things we took, Mother used ...

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The Limit by Edgar Albert Guest

The Limit by Edgar Albert Guest

I CAN stand for the man with the cute little bow On the back of his green colored hat, For there are a lot of good fellows I know Who somehow have fallen for that. The fedora of ...

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The Bank Clerk by Edgar Albert Guest

The Bank Clerk by Edgar Albert Guest

I'D LIKE to be a bank clerk, and sit inside a cage, I'd like to take and hoard away the toiler's weekly wage,I 'd like to sit behind a drawer with gold and greenbacks lined,I 'd ...

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The Song Of The Builder by Edgar Albert Guest

The Song Of The Builder by Edgar Albert Guest

I sink my piers to the solid rock,And I send my steel to the sky,And I pile up the granite, block by blockFull twenty stories high,Nor wind nor weather shall wash awayThe thing ...

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Bud Discusses Cleanliness by Edgar Albert Guest

Bud Discusses Cleanliness by Edgar Albert Guest

First thing in the morning, last I hear at night,Get it when I come from school: 'My, you look a sight!Go upstairs this minute, an' roll your sleeves up highAn' give your hands ...

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Being Dad On Christmas Eve by Edgar Albert Guest

Being Dad On Christmas Eve by Edgar Albert Guest

They've hung their stockings up with care,And I am in my old arm chair,And mother's busy dragging outThe parcels hidden all about.Within a corner, gaunt to see,There stands a ...

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Little Feet by Edgar Albert Guest

Little Feet by Edgar Albert Guest

There is no music quite so sweetAs patter of a baby's feet.Who never hears along the hallThe sound of tiny feet that fallUpon the floor so soft and lowAs eagerly they come or ...

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The Tears Expressive by Edgar Albert Guest

The Tears Expressive by Edgar Albert Guest

Death crossed his threshold yesterdayAnd left the glad voice of his loved one dumb.To him the living now will comeAnd cross his threshold in the self-same wayTo clasp his hand ...

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Little Miss Six OClock by Edgar Albert Guest”

Little Miss Six OClock by Edgar Albert Guest”

JUST at the edge of the night and the morning,Little Miss Six O'clock comes to my bed,A sweet little laugh is her musical warningThat day time is here and the night time is ...

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The Family Party by Edgar Albert Guest

The Family Party by Edgar Albert Guest

I SING the family party that once we used to know, The old time family parties we gave so long ago, When every near-relation and distant cousins, too, The married ones with ...

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Example by Edgar Albert Guest

Example by Edgar Albert Guest

Perhaps the victory shall not come to me,Perhaps I shall not reach the goal I seek,It may be at the last I shall be weakAnd falter as the promised land I see,Yet I must try for ...

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The Finest Fellowship by Edgar Albert Guest

The Finest Fellowship by Edgar Albert Guest

There may be finer pleasures than just tramping with your boy,And better ways to spend a day, there may be sweeter joy,There may be richer fellowship than that of son and ...

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The Cookie Jar by Edgar Albert Guest

The Cookie Jar by Edgar Albert Guest

You can rig up a house with all manner of things,The prayer rugs of sultans and princes and kings,You can hang on its wall the old tapestries rareWhich some dead Egyptian once ...

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My Job by Edgar Albert Guest

My Job by Edgar Albert Guest

I wonder where's a better job than buying cake and meat,And chocolate drops and sugar buns for little folks to eat?And who has every day to face a finer round of careThan buying ...

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No Children! by Edgar Albert Guest

No Children! by Edgar Albert Guest

No children in the house to play—It must be hard to live that way!I wonder what the people doWhen night comes on and the work is through,With no glad little folks to shout,No ...

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His Philosophy by Edgar Albert Guest

His Philosophy by Edgar Albert Guest

JIM had a quaint philosophy,'It ain't fer you, it's jes' fer me,'He used to say. 'I don't p'tendT' force it onto foe or friend,I don't advise or recommendThis way or that fer ...

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The First Easter by Edgar Albert Guest

The First Easter by Edgar Albert Guest

Dead they left Him in the tombAnd the impenetrable gloom,Rolled the great stone to the door,Dead, they thought, forevermore.Then came Mary MagdaleneWeeping to that bitter ...

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The Future by Edgar Albert Guest

The Future by Edgar Albert Guest

'The worst is yet to come:'So wail the doubters glum,But here's the better view,'My best I've yet to do.'The worst some always fear,To-morrow holds no cheer,Yet farther on ...

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Home And The Office by Edgar Albert Guest

Home And The Office by Edgar Albert Guest

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.So ...

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Ten Fingered Mice by Edgar Albert Guest

Ten Fingered Mice by Edgar Albert Guest

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 ...

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Until She Died by Edgar Albert Guest

Until She Died by Edgar Albert Guest

Until she died we never knewThe beauty of our faith in God.We'd seen the summer roses nodAnd wither as the tempests blew,Through many a spring we'd lived to seeThe buds ...

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The Joys We Miss by Edgar Albert Guest

The Joys We Miss by Edgar Albert Guest

There never comes a lonely day but that we miss the laughing waysOf those who used to walk with us through all our happy yesterdays.We seldom miss the earthly great—the famous ...

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Just Like A Man by Edgar Albert Guest

Just Like A Man by Edgar Albert Guest

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 wife of the toiler, the queen of the king,The bride with ...

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The Common Touch by Edgar Albert Guest

The Common Touch by Edgar Albert Guest

I would not be too wise—so very wiseThat I must sneer at simple songs and creeds,And let the glare of wisdom blind my eyesTo humble people and their humble needs.I would not ...

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Arcady by Edgar Albert Guest

Arcady by Edgar Albert Guest

Where is the road to Arcady, Where is the path that leads to peace, Where shall I find the bliss to be, Where shall the weary wanderings cease? These are the questions that come ...

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