51. 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,
52. A Song Rough be the road and long,
Steep be the hills ahead, Grant that my faith be strong,
53. Care-Free Youth The skies are blue and the sun is out
and the grass is green and soft And the old charm's back in the apple tree
54. Similar A warship and a woman's hat
Are just alike, I state,They 're big and ugly, cost a heap,
55. Friendship You can buy, if you've got money, all you need to drink and eat,
You can pay for bread and honey, and can keep your palate sweet. But when trouble comes to fret you, and when sorrow comes your way,
56. His Santa Claus He will not come to him this year with all his old-time joy,
An imitation Santa Claus must serve his little boy; Last year he heard the reindeers paw the roof above his head,
57. Out Of Doors they wore,
The winter caps that covered ears Are put away, and no more tears
58. At The Door more;
'Twas not enough to cleanse his feetOf dirt they'd gathered in the street;
59. The Future re's the better view;
'My best I've yet to do.'
60. The Fight Worth While fight worth while on this good old earth
Isn't the fight for a hoard of gold IIt isn't the fight to increase your worth
61. Practicing Time day,
Get through breakfast an' make my bed,And Mother says: 'Marjorie, run ahead!
62. Until She Died Until she died we never knew
The beauty of our faith in God.We'd seen the summer roses nod
63. Gardening GARDENING is hardening
In every way you view it;It makes a fellow hustle,
65. Christmas Eve BACK UP Old Age and Wrinkled Face,
Come, Selfish Grown-Up, quit the place,You Pessimist, depart!
66. April Thoughts Listen to the laughter of the brook that's racin' by!
Listen to the chatter of the black-birds on the fence! Stand an' see the beauties of the blue that's in the sky-
67. When We Understand The Plan I reckon when the world we leave
And cease to smile and cease to grieve,When each of us shall quit the strife
68. The Old Days ell friends about the good old days forever gone from him;
My dear old kindly gran'dad, too, explained the merry joys he knew, When he was in his twenties, and could dance and run and swim;
69. Little Miss Laugh-A-Lot LITTLE Miss Laugh-a-Lot,
Saucy the way you've got, Dancing with glee are the bright eyes of you;
70. The Change-Worker that he's playin' down here,
When there's nobody lookin' to him fer support, an' he don't give a thought to next year.
71. The Little Woman The little woman, to her I bow
And doff my hat as I pass her by;I reverence the furrows that mark her brow,
72. The Friendly Greeting Oh, we have friends in England, and we have friends in France,
And should we have to travel there through some strange circumstance,Undaunted we should sail away, and gladly should we go,
73. The Little Orphan The crowded street his playground is, a patch of blue his sky;
A puddle in a vacant lot his sea where ships pass by:Poor little orphan boy of five, the city smoke and grime
75. Ma And The Ouija Board to know
If spirits in the other world can really talk to us below.An' Pa says, 'Gosh! there's folks enough on earth to talk to, I should
76. Old-Fashioned Letters them now;
Never at all comes in the scrawlOn the written pages which told us all
77. The Family Party ime family parties we gave so long ago,
When every near-relation and distant cousins, too, The married ones with children, Aunt Mary and Aunt Sue,
78. Shut-Ins We're gittin' so we need again
To see the sproutin' seed again.We've been shut up all winter long
79. Little Wrangles Lord, we've had our little wrangles, an' we've had our little bouts;
There's many a time, I reckon, that we have been on the outs;My tongue's a trifle hasty an' my temper's apt to fly,
80. Slumberland Time he sea is now golden and still,
And the big yellow moon has come up in the sky, And the Sandman is home from the hill.
81. Spoiling Them 'You're spoiling them!' the mother cries
When I give way to weepy eyesAnd let them do the things they wish,
82. Bedtime It's bedtime, and we lock the door,
Put out the lights- the day is o'er;All that can come of good or ill,
83. The Pup He tore the curtains yesterday,
And scratched the paper on the wall;Ma's rubbers, too, have gone astrayâ??
84. True The shoemaker sticks to his last and he's right;
By divorce, though, we wouldn't be cursed,If everyone else in this great world of ours
85. Pleasing Dad ticed in a general way my dad was proud of me.
He liked the little ways I had, the simple things I said;Sometimes he gave me words of praise, sometimes he stroked my head;
86. Contentment When e'er I 'm sad, why then I 'm glad
To think that I 'm no sadder;And when I 'm glad, I 'm a happy lad
87. The Fun Of Forgiving Sometimes I'm almost glad to hear when I get home that they've been bad;
And though I try to look severe, within my heart I'm really gladWhen mother sadly tells to me the list of awful things they've done,
88. Effort He brought me his report card from the teacher and he said
He wasn't very proud of it and sadly bowed his head.He was excellent in reading, but arithmetic, was fair,
90. Autumn At The Orchard e pear trees are invitin' everyone t' come an' shake.
Now the gorgeous tints of autumn are appearin' everywhere Till it seems that you can almost see the Master Painter there.
91. Not A Money Debt YOU can't pay back in dollars what your father does for you,
You can't repay in kindness all the tenderness he shows; You little know the perils he has safely brought you through,
92. Wait Till Your Pa Comes Home 'Wait till your Pa comes home!' Oh, dear!
What a dreadful threat for a boy to hear.Yet never a boy of three or four
93. The Homecomer's Song YE HO, for a sight of the land that I love,
And her flag floating high on the breeze;Ye ho, for a sight of her blue skies above,
94. The Family Doctor I've tried the high-toned specialists, who doctor folks to-day;
I've heard the throat man whisper low 'Come on now let us spray';I've sat in fancy offices and waited long my turn,
95. 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,
97. No Room For Hate We have room for the man with an honest dream,
With his heart on fire and his eyes agleam;We have room for the man with a purpose true,
98. The Limit 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
99. Comradeship OF ALL the ships that sail life's sea,
The Comradeship's the one for me;In weather fair or weather foul,
100. The Farmer Talks HERE 's a letter from John in th' city,
Ain't heard from him now fer a year;Yes, his handwritin' s stylish an' pretty,
Total 945 poems written by Edgar Albert Guest
Poem of the day
The Choice by Robert William Service
Some inherit manly beauty,
Some come into worldly wealth;
Some have lofty sense of duty,
Others boast exultant health.
Though the pick may be confusing,
Health, wealth, charm or character,
If you had the chance of choosing
Which would you prefer?
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