edgar guest poem

Your Name – Poem

If you’ve been following this blog for a number of years (ie. from years ago when I would post things 3 times a week), you’ll know I’m partial to Edgar Guest poems. Here’s one I’d never seen before; it’s about honoring the family name you’ve received. . YOUR NAME You got it from your father. […]

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Myself Poem

Myselfby Edgar Albert Guest I have to live with myself and so I want to be fit for myself to know. I want to be able as days go by, always to look myself straight in the eye; I don’t want to stand with the setting sun and hate myself for the things I have […]

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See It Through Poem

Here’s another great Edgar A. Guest poem. 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, […]

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You Can Win If You Feel It

How Do You Tackle Your Work, by Edgar Guest How do you tackle your work each day? Are you scared of the job you find? Do you grapple the task that comes your way With a confident, easy mind? Do you stand right up to the work ahead Or fearfully pause to view it? Do […]

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Leadership By Example

Leadership By ExampleThe eye’s a better student and more willing than the ear. Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear, And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds, For to see the good in action is what everybody needs. I can soon learn how you do it if […]

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It Couldn’t Be Done

It Couldn’t Be Done Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,But he with a chuckle repliedThat “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be oneWho wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grinOn his face.  If he worried he hid it.He started to sing as he tackled […]

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