701. The Homes Of Joy I LIKE the homes where a Teddy Bear
Monopolizes the best arm chair,
Where the sofa a rag doll occupies
702. The Disgrace Of Poverty The lady what comes up to our house t' wash
Is awfully poor, an' she's got
Three babies t' care for, an' that's why she works,
703. The Other Fellow Whose luck is better far than ours?
The other fellow's.
Whose road seems always lined with flowers?
704. The Time For Brotherhood When a fellow's feeling blue,
And is troubled, through and through
With a melancholy feeling
705. The Graduation Dress I'M not kicking on expenses, now the sewing time commences,
I will buy chiffon and laces till they say they've got enough;
Sure her dress for graduation shall excite the admiration
707. His First Long Trousers SAY, young fellow, just a minute,
They 're your first long trousers, eh?
And your little gray knee breeches
708. Mothers' Excuses Mother for me made excuses
When I was a little lad;
Found some reason for my conduct
709. Tell Him Why When your boy wants to do what he shouldn'tâ??
Some foolish or dangerous thing.
Or something you wish that he wouldn't,
710. Play The Man TAKE your troubles
Best you can.
Stand right up
711. Baby Feet Tell me, what is half so sweet
As a baby's tiny feet,
Pink and dainty as can be,
712. The New Days The old days, the old days, how oft the poets sing,
The days of hope at dewy morn, the days of early spring,
The days when every mead was fair, and every heart was true,
713. She Powders Her Nose A woman is queer, there's no doubt about that.
She hates to be thin and she hates to be fat;
One minute it's laughter, the next it's a cry-
714. Reunited The hours were long with you away,
Although I thought I could forget;
I banished you and cursed the day
715. A Fourth Of July Wish This is the day when we are great,
And sally forth to celebrate;
When night comes on, God grant that we
716. The Dream Days I LIKE the dream days best of all,
The hollyhocks against the wall;
The rambler roses blushing red,
717. The Home Builders The world is filled with bustle and with selfishness and greed,
It is filled with restless people that are dreaming of a deed.
You can read it in their faces; they are dreaming of the day
718. The Dull Road It's the dull road that leads to the gay road;
The practice that leads to success;
The work road that leads to the play road;
719. The Christmas Box Oh, we have shipped his Christmas box with ribbons red 'tis tied,
And he shall find the things he likes from them he loves inside,
But he must miss the kisses true and all the laughter gay
720. Bud Discusses Cleanliness 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 high
721. When There's Health In The House When there's good health In the house, there is laughter everywhere,
And the skies are bright and sunny and the roads are smooth and fair,
For the mother croons her ditties, and the father hums a song.
722. The Love Of The Game There is too much of sighing, and weaving
Of pitiful tales of despair.
There is too much of wailing and grieving,
723. The Cookie Jar 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 rare
724. The Little Home The little house is not too small
To shelter friends who come to call.
Though low the roof and small its space
725. Hard Luck Ain't no use as I can see
In sittin' underneath a tree
An' growlin' that your luck is bad,
726. My Big Brother My big brother will git you fer that,
He'll shine up your eye and he'll step on your hat:
You'd better watch out in the mornin', for he
727. Courage Courage isn't a brilliant dash,
A daring deed in a moment's flash;
It isn't an instantaneous thing
728. 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 nowâ??he's boss of a big concern
729. Only A Dad Only a dad, with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame,
730. A Toast To Happiness To happiness I raise my glass,
The goal of every human,
The hope of every clan and class
731. The Toiler He swore that he'd be true to her,
If she would only marry him;
That as his wife, throughout his life
732. The Home-Wrecker MISCHIEVOUS and full of fun,
Eyes that sparkle like the sun;
Mouth that's always in a smile,
733. The Right Family With time our notions allus change,
An' years make old idees seem strange-
Take Mary there- time was when she
734. Other's Successes CAN you go to another who wins in the fight
And give him a hand-shake that 's true?
Do you find yourself feeling a sense of delight
735. An Uncle BEIN' uncle to the kids,
Laughin' lips an' drowsy lids
Grimy hands an' tattered clothes,
736. Motherhood I wonder if he'll stop to think,
When the long years have traveled by,
Who heard his plea: 'I want a drink!'
737. See It Through When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
738. Nothing Unusual They lived together thirty years,
I Through storm and sunshine, weal and woe;
They shared each other's hopes and fears â??
739. The Man I'M For I'M for the happy man every time,
The man who smiles as he goes his way,
Whether he's up or whether he's down,
740. Pa And The Monthly Bills When Ma gets out the monthly bills and sets them all in front of Dad,
She makes us children run away because she knows he may get mad;
An' then she smiles a bit and says: 'I hope you will not fuss and fret-
741. Growing Down Time was I thought of growing up,
But that was ere the babies came;
I'd dream and plan to be a man
742. Fixing The Shame They put him in jail for the thing he'd done,
For that was the law they'd made;
They turned the key on his youth till he
743. Capital Punishment PROUD is the state of its millions of men,
And proud is the state of its name;
In its borders are masters of brush and of pen,
744. A Pat On The Back A PAT on the back is a wonderful thing,
It gives a man courage to whistle and sing;
When hope is departing, the outlook is grim,
745. Show The Flag Show the flag and let it wave
As a symbol of the brave
Let it float upon the breeze
746. Bribed I know that what I did was wrong;
I should have sent you far away.
You tempted me, and I'm not strong;
747. Improvement The joy of life is living it, or so it seems to me;
In finding shackles on your wrists, then struggling till you're free;
In seeing wrongs and righting them, in dreaming splendid dreams,
748. The Three Me's I'd like to steal a day and be
All alone with little me,
Little me that used to run
749. The Wrist Watch Man He is marching dusty highways and he's riding bitter trails,
His eyes are clear and shining and his muscles hard as nails.
He is wearing Yankee khaki and a healthy coat of tan,
750. The Cut-Down Trousers When father couldn't wear them mother cut them down for me;
She took the slack in fore and aft, and hemmed them at the knee;
They fitted rather loosely, but the things that made me glad
Total 945 poems written by Edgar Albert Guest
Poem of the day
World, Take Good Notice by Walt Whitman
WORLD, take good notice, silver stars fading,
Milky hue ript, weft of white detaching,
Coals thirty-eight, baleful and burning,
Scarlet, significant, hands off warning,
Now and henceforth flaunt from these shores.