The Man Who’s Down By Edgar Albert Guest

The Man Who’s Down

IT is well enough to cheer for the brother who is up,
It is fine to praise the brother who has captured victory’s cup;
But don’t keep your kind words always for the man who’s won renown,
For the boy who really needs them is the fellow who is down.

Give a cheer when men deserve it, shout your praise for them to hear,
Don’t reserve your admiration till a man is on his bier,
But remember as you wander every day about the town
That a kind word will work wonders for the brother who is down.

For the man on top is happy, and he has a thousand friends,
He can always get a kind word, no matter where he wends,
But the brother who is striving to attain a laurel crown
Often needs a friend to help him. Don’t neglect the brother down.

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