Year: 2018

Carry On By Edgar Albert Guest

Carry On By Edgar Albert Guest

Carry On They spoke it bravely, grimly, in their darkest hours of doubt; They spoke it when their hope was low and when their strength gave out; We heard it from the dying in those troubled days now gone, And they breathed it as their slogan for the living: ‘Carry on!’ Now the days of st... »

Challenge By Edgar Albert Guest

Challenge By Edgar Albert Guest

Challenge Life is a challenge to the bold, It flings its gauntlet down And bids us, if we seek for gold And glory and renown, To come and take them from its store, It will not meekly hand them o’er. Life is a challenge all must meet, And nobly must we dare; Its gold is tawdry when we cheat, It... »

Charms By Edgar Albert Guest

Charms By Edgar Albert Guest

Charms SWEET is a rosebud, pink or red, And sweet are the blooms of May, And sweet is the fragrance about us shed On many a summer day. Oh, the world is full of such sweetness rare To make our joys completer, But there ‘s nothing so sweet on this earth, I swear, But a baby’s smile is swe... »

Checking The Day By Edgar Albert Guest

Checking The Day By Edgar Albert Guest

Checking The Day ‘I had a full day in my purse When I arose, and now it’s gone! I wonder if I can rehearse The squandered hours, one by one, And count the minutes as I do The pennies and the dimes I’ve spent. I’ve had a day, once bright and new, But, oh, for what few things i... »

Childless By Edgar Albert Guest

Childless By Edgar Albert Guest

Childless If certain folks that I know well Should come to me their woes to tell I’d read the sorrow in their faces And I could analyze their cases. I watch some couples day by day Go madly on their selfish way Forever seeking happiness And always finding something less. If she whose face is f... »

Christmas Eve By Edgar Albert Guest

Christmas Eve By Edgar Albert Guest

Christmas Eve BACK UP Old Age and Wrinkled Face, Come, Selfish Grown-Up, quit the place, You Pessimist, depart! Now, Gloomy Gus and Doleful Frown, There is no room for you in town, Nor Bitter Ache and Smart; Childhood tonight is King of Earth, Make room for Laughter and for Mirth! Step down a moment... »

Why I’M Glad By Edgar Albert Guest

Why I’M Glad By Edgar Albert Guest

Why I’M Glad I’M glad I have a wife at home That’s patient, kind and true; I ‘m glad a little tot of three At home waits for me, too; I ‘m glad that I can see them both, And hear them when they speak, I ‘m glad that every night I feel Their kisses on my cheek. I &... »

Where Children Play By Edgar Albert Guest

Where Children Play By Edgar Albert Guest

Where Children Play On every street there’s a certain place Where the children gather to romp and race; There’s a certain house where they meet in throngs To play their games and to sing their songs, And they trample the lawn with their busy feet And they scatter their playthings about t... »

When We’Re All Alike By Edgar Albert Guest

When We’Re All Alike By Edgar Albert Guest

When We’Re All Alike I’ve trudged life’s highway up and down; I’ve watched the lines of men march by; I’ve seen them in the busy town, And seen them under country sky; I’ve talked with toilers in the ranks, And walked with men whose hands were white, And learned, ... »

When You Know A Fellow By Edgar Albert Guest

When You Know A Fellow By Edgar Albert Guest

When You Know A Fellow When you get to know a fellow, know his joys and know his cares, When you’ve come to understand him and the burdens that he bears, When you’ve learned the fight he’s making and the troubles in his way, Then you find that he is different than you thought him y... »

Where’s Mamma By Edgar Albert Guest

Where’s Mamma By Edgar Albert Guest

Where’s Mamma Comes in flying from the street; ‘Where’s Mamma?’ Friend or stranger thus he’ll greet: ‘Where’s Mamma?’ Doesn’t want to say hello, Home from school or play he’ll go Straight to what he wants to know: ‘Where’s Mamma... »

Why We Fight By Edgar Albert Guest

Why We Fight By Edgar Albert Guest

Why We Fight This is the thing we fight: A cry of terror in the night; A ship on work of mercy bent— A carrier of the sick and maimed— Beneath the cruel waters sent, And those that did it, unashamed. A woman who had tried to fill A mother’s place; had nursed the ill And soothed the troubled br... »

Winding The Clock By Edgar Albert Guest

Winding The Clock By Edgar Albert Guest

Winding The Clock When I was but a little lad, my old Grandfather said That none should wind the clock but he, and so, at time for bed, He’d fumble for the curious key kept high upon the shelf And set aside that little task entirely for himself. In time Grandfather passed away, and so that dut... »

Wisdom’s Haunts By Edgar Albert Guest

Wisdom’s Haunts By Edgar Albert Guest

Wisdom’s Haunts Way out in the woods there are brothers who read By the light of a candle, in Greek, And in far away places are thousands, indeed, Who several languages speak. I have sat near a stove in a queer little store Where the farmers were gathered, and heard A learned discussion of cla... »

Winds Of The Morning By Edgar Albert Guest

Winds Of The Morning By Edgar Albert Guest

Winds Of The Morning WINDS of the morning, whisper low, Lingered you in the valley where Sleeps my love of the Long Ago, Under the pale green grasses there? Tell me, winds of the morning, sweet, There you paused in your gentle way, Before you came to the city street, To kiss the daisies that o’... »

With Dog And Gun By Edgar Albert Guest

With Dog And Gun By Edgar Albert Guest

With Dog And Gun Out in the woods with a dog an’ gun Is my idea of a real day’s fun. ‘Tain’t the birds that I’m out to kill That furnish me with the finest thrill, ‘Cause I never worry or fret a lot, Or curse my luck if I miss a shot. There’s many a time, an... »

Worth While By Edgar Albert Guest

Worth While By Edgar Albert Guest

Worth While He doesn’t care that I’m not rich, Or that I’m poorly dressed, That I’m a toiler in the ditch He hasn’t even guessed. My faults that other people know He doesn’t even see, For every night with eyes aglow He toddles up to me. Although I’m just a c... »

Yesterday By Edgar Albert Guest

Yesterday By Edgar Albert Guest

Yesterday I’ve trod the links with many a man, And played him club for club; ‘Tis scarce a year since I began And I am still a dub. But this I’ve noticed as we strayed Along the bunkered way, No one with me has ever played As he did yesterday. It makes no difference what the drive,... »

You And Your Body By Edgar Albert Guest

You And Your Body By Edgar Albert Guest

You And Your Body WHOM is your boy going to for advice? Tough Johnny Jones at the end of the street, Rough Billy Green or untaught Jimmy Price? Who is now guiding his innocent feet? Who takes him walking or swimming today, You, or the stranger just over the way? Whom is your boy leaning on for a fri... »

You By Edgar Albert Guest

You By Edgar Albert Guest

You You are the fellow that has to decide Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside. You are the fellow who makes up your mind Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar Or just be contented to stay where you are. Take it or leave it. He... »

Your Caddie And You By Edgar Albert Guest

Your Caddie And You By Edgar Albert Guest

Your Caddie And You He is with you every minute, in the smooth and in the rough, And your caddie’s quick to sense it if you’re made of proper stuff. If you hear your trials bravely, if you do the best you can, You will find the little fellow trying hard to be a man. If you show the prope... »

Your Country Needs You By Edgar Albert Guest

Your Country Needs You By Edgar Albert Guest

Your Country Needs You The country needs a man like you, It has a task for you to do. It has a job for you to face. Somewhere for you it has a place. Not all the slackers dodge the work Of service where the cannon lurk, Not all the slackers on life’s stage Are boys of military age. The old, th... »

Youth By Edgar Albert Guest

Youth By Edgar Albert Guest

Youth If I had youth I’d bid the world to try me; I’d answer every challenge to my will. Though mountains stood in silence to defy me, I’d try to make them subject to my skill. I’d keep my dreams and follow where they led me; I’d glory in the hazards which abound. IR... »

A Baby’s Love By Edgar Albert Guest

A Baby’s Love By Edgar Albert Guest

A Baby’s Love A BABY is the best to love, She always smiles when you draw near, Though ugly you may be of face, No handsomer may interfere And win her heart away from you, Despite your faults she’s always true; And though you be unknown to fame, A baby’s love remains the same. A ba... »

A Bear Story By Edgar Albert Guest

A Bear Story By Edgar Albert Guest

A Bear Story There was a bear — his name was Jim, An’ children weren’t askeered of him, An’ he lived in a cave, where he Was confortubbul as could be, An’ in that cave, so my Pa said, Jim always kept a stock of bread An’ honey, so that he could treat The boys an’ ... »

A Boost For Modern Methods By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boost For Modern Methods By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boost For Modern Methods In some respects the old days were perhaps ahead of these, Before we got to wanting wealth and costly luxuries; Perhaps the world was happier then, I’m not the one to say, But when it’s zero weather I am glad I live to-day. Old-fashioned winters I recall—the wi... »

A Battle Prayer By Edgar Albert Guest

A Battle Prayer By Edgar Albert Guest

A Battle Prayer God of battles, be with us now: Guard our sons from the lead of shame, Watch our sons when the cannons flame, Let them not to a tyrant bow. God of battles, to Thee we pray: Be with each loyal son who fights In the cause of justice and human rights, Grant him strength and lead the way... »

A Boy And His Dad By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boy And His Dad By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boy And His Dad A boy and his dad on a fishing trip- There is a glorious fellowship! Father and son and the open sky, And the white clouds lazily drifting by, And the laughing stream as it runs along With the clicking reel like a martial song, And the father teaching the youngster gay How to land ... »

A Boy And His Dog By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boy And His Dog By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boy And His Dog A boy and his dog make a glorious pair: No better friendship is found anywhere, For they talk and they walk and they run and they play, And they have their deep secrets for many a day; And that boy has a comrade who thinks and who feels, Who walks down the road with a dog at his he... »

A Boy At Christmas By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boy At Christmas By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boy At Christmas If I could have my wish to-night it would not be for wealth or fame, It would not be for some delight that men who live in luxury claim, But it would be that I might rise at three or four a. m. to see, With eager, happy, boyish eyes, my presents on the Christmas tree. Throughout t... »

A Boy’s Tribute By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boy’s Tribute By Edgar Albert Guest

A Boy’s Tribute Prettiest girl I’ve ever seen Is Ma. Lovelier than any queen Is Ma. Girls with curls go walking by, Dainty, graceful, bold an’ shy, But the one that takes my eye Is Ma. Every girl made into one Is Ma. Sweetest girl to look upon Is Ma. Seen ’em short and seen &... »

A Child Of Mine By Edgar Albert Guest

A Child Of Mine By Edgar Albert Guest

A Child Of Mine I will lend you, for a little time, A child of mine, He said. For you to love the while he lives, And mourn for when he’s dead. It may be six or seven years, Or twenty-two or three. But will you, till I call him back, Take care of him for Me? He’ll bring his charms to gla... »

A Breach Of Friendship By Edgar Albert Guest

A Breach Of Friendship By Edgar Albert Guest

A Breach Of Friendship ‘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 traitor to you have I been; As false as Arnold to my trust, Your name I’ve trampled... »

A Choice By Edgar Albert Guest

A Choice By Edgar Albert Guest

A Choice Sure, they get stubborn at times; they worry and fret us a lot, But I’d rather be crossed by a glad little boy and frequently worried than not. There are hours when they get on my nerves and set my poor brain all awhirl, But I’d rather be troubled that way than to be the man who... »

A Christmas Greeting By Edgar Albert Guest

A Christmas Greeting By Edgar Albert Guest

A Christmas Greeting Here’s to you, little mother, With your boy so far away; May the joy of service smother All your grief this Christmas day; May the magic of his splendor Thrill your spirit through and through And may all that’s fine and tender Make a smiling day for you. May you neve... »

A Christmas Carol By Edgar Albert Guest

A Christmas Carol By Edgar Albert Guest

A Christmas Carol God bless you all this Christmas Day And drive the cares and griefs away. Oh, may the shining Bethlehem star Which led the wise men from afar Upon your heads, good sirs, still glow To light the path that ye should go. As God once blessed the stable grim And made it radiant for Him;... »

A Coming Reunion By Edgar Albert Guest

A Coming Reunion By Edgar Albert Guest

A Coming Reunion Jim’s made good in the world out there, an’ Kate has a man that’s true, No better, of course, than she deserves; she’s rich, but she’s happy, too; Fred is manager, full-fledged now—he’s boss of a big concern An’ I lose my breath when I think... »

A Convalescin’ Woman By Edgar Albert Guest

A Convalescin’ Woman By Edgar Albert Guest

A Convalescin’ Woman 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 alone, Or you’ll find th’ doctor’s good work has bee... »

A Creed By Edgar Albert Guest

A Creed By Edgar Albert Guest

A Creed Lord let me not in service lag. Let me be worthy of our flag. Let me remember when I’m tired, The sons heroic who have died. In freedom’s name and in my way, Teach me to be as brave as they. In all I am, in all I do, Unto our flag I would be true. For God and country let me stand... »

A Discussion By Edgar Albert Guest

A Discussion By Edgar Albert Guest

A Discussion She put her arms about my neck, And whispered low to me: ‘I’m thinking daddy, dear, how nice And lovely it would be If only every little girl In all this wide world through Had daddies that were just as nice And kind and good as you.’ And then I took her in my arms And... »

A Family Row By Edgar Albert Guest

A Family Row By Edgar Albert Guest

A Family Row I freely confess there are good friends of mine, With whom we are often invited to dine, Who get on my nerves so that I cannot eat Or stay with my usual ease in my seat; For I know that if something should chance to occur Which he may not like or which doesn’t please her, That we&... »

A Father’s Prayer By Edgar Albert Guest

A Father’s Prayer By Edgar Albert Guest

A Father’s Prayer Lord, make me tolerant and wise; Incline my ears to hear him through; Let him not stand with downcast eyes, Fearing to trust me and be true. Instruct me so that I may know The way my son and I should go. When he shall err, as once did I, Or boyhood folly bids him stray, Let m... »

A Father’s Thoughts By Edgar Albert Guest

A Father’s Thoughts By Edgar Albert Guest

A Father’s Thoughts Because I am his father, they Expect me to put grief away; Because I am a man, and rough And sometimes short of speech and gruff, The women folks at home believe His absence doesn’t make me grieve; But how I felt, they little know, The day I smiled and let him go. The... »

A Father’s Tribute By Edgar Albert Guest

A Father’s Tribute By Edgar Albert Guest

A Father’s Tribute I don’t know what they’ll put him at, or what his post may be; I cannot guess the task that waits for him across the sea, But I have known him through the years, and when there’s work to do, I know he’ll meet his duty well, I’ll swear that he... »

A Father’s Wish By Edgar Albert Guest

A Father’s Wish By Edgar Albert Guest

A Father’s Wish What do I want my boy to be? Oft is the question asked of me, And oft I ask it of myself- What corner, niche or post or shelf In the great hall of life would I Select for him to occupy? Statesman or writer, poet, sage Or toiler for a weekly wage, Artist or artisan? Oh, what Is ... »

A Fine Sight By Edgar Albert Guest

A Fine Sight By Edgar Albert Guest

A Fine Sight I reckon the finest sight of all That a man can see in this world of ours Ain’t the works of art on the gallery wall, Or the red an’ white o’ the fust spring flowers, Or a hoard o’ gold from the yellow mines; But the’ sight that’ll make ye want t̵... »

A Feller’s Hat By Edgar Albert Guest

A Feller’s Hat By Edgar Albert Guest

A Feller’s Hat It’s funny ’bout a feller’s hat- He can’t remember where it’s at, Or where he took it off, or when, The time he’s wantin’ it again. He knows just where he leaves his shoes; His sweater he won’t often lose; An’ he can find his... »

A Friend [2] By Edgar Albert Guest

A Friend [2] By Edgar Albert Guest

A Friend [2] A friend is one who takes your hand And talks a speech you understand he’s partly kindness, partly mirth And Faith unfaltering in your worths he’s first to cheer you on success, And last to leave you in distress A friend is constant, honest, true In short, old pal, he’... »

A Friend By Edgar Albert Guest

A Friend By Edgar Albert Guest

A Friend A friend is one who stands to share Your every touch of grief and care. He comes by chance, but stays by choice; Your praises he is quick to voice. No grievous fault or passing whim Can make an enemy of him. And though your need be great or small, His strength is yours throughout it all. No... »

A Friend’s Greeting By Edgar Albert Guest

A Friend’s Greeting By Edgar Albert Guest

A Friend’s Greeting DIAMONDS wouldn’t tell yer all I really think of you, The costliest gift the goldsmith makes I’m sure would never do. There’s nothing known that gold can buy that I could ever send That could explain how glad I am to have yer fer a friend. If I had all the... »

A Good Name By Edgar Albert Guest

A Good Name By Edgar Albert Guest

A Good Name Men talk too much of gold and fame, And not enough about a name; And yet a good name’s better far Than all earth’s glistening jewels are. Who holds his name above all price And chooses every sacrifice To keep his earthly record clear, Can face the world without a fear. Who ne... »

A Good Soldier By Edgar Albert Guest

A Good Soldier By Edgar Albert Guest

A Good Soldier He writes to us most every day, and how his letters thrill us! I can’t describe the joys with which his quaint expressions fill us. He says the military life is not of his selection, He’s only soldiering to-day to give the Flag protection. But since he’s in the army ... »

A Good World By Edgar Albert Guest

A Good World By Edgar Albert Guest

A Good World IT’S a good old world we’re livin’ in With all its pain an’ sorrow; A world where friends are givin’ in To cheer us till tomorrow. A world where folks come forward, when They see our feet are slippin’ To help us till we come again To where the honey&#... »

A Greeting By Edgar Albert Guest

A Greeting By Edgar Albert Guest

A Greeting IF every day of yours were fine And every sky of yours were blue, You couldn’t know such joy of mine, The joy o’ being friend to you. You’ve brushed away the clouds of care And often dried the bitter tears, And left a debt I couldn’t square If I should live a thous... »

A Heart To Heart Talk By Edgar Albert Guest

A Heart To Heart Talk By Edgar Albert Guest

A Heart To Heart Talk THEY tell me that I ‘m spoiling you, I The neighbors say that you should be For all the awful things you do, Laid face down over daddy’s knee And spanked and put to bed. That ‘a what The neighbors say, but what say you? You think you should be loved a lot? Wel... »

A Lesson From Golf By Edgar Albert Guest

A Lesson From Golf By Edgar Albert Guest

A Lesson From Golf He couldn’t use his driver any better on the tee Than the chap that he was licking, who just happened to be me; I could hit them with a brassie just as straight and just as far, But I piled up several sevens while he made a few in par; And he trimmed me to a finish, and I kn... »

A Little The Best Of It By Edgar Albert Guest

A Little The Best Of It By Edgar Albert Guest

A Little The Best Of It A LITTLE the best of it, Allus he prayed for, All th’ time lookin’ Per more than he paid for, Had an idee, that’s What bargains are made for. Whatever he sold, Folks made up their minds to it, He got th’ best of it, Everyona knew it, There warn’t... »

A Lullaby By Edgar Albert Guest

A Lullaby By Edgar Albert Guest

A Lullaby THE dream ship is ready, the sea is like gold And the fairy prince waits in command; There’s a cargo of wonderful dreams in the hold, For the baby that seeks Slumberland. There are fairies in pink and good fairies in white, A watch o’er the baby to keep, Now the silver sails fi... »

A New Baby In The House By Edgar Albert Guest

A New Baby In The House By Edgar Albert Guest

A New Baby In The House Something to talk about, something to do, Something to laugh at the whole day through, Something to look at with pride and with glee, Something for friends to come in just to see; Something you can’t sum up all the wonderful things Of joy and delight which a new baby br... »

A New Year’s Plea By Edgar Albert Guest

A New Year’s Plea By Edgar Albert Guest

A New Year’s Plea Lord, let me stand in the thick of the fight, Let me bear what I must without whining; Grant me the wisdom to do what is right, Though a thousand false beacons are shining. Let me be true as the steel of a blade, Make me bigger than skillful or clever; Teach me to cling to my... »