151. A Suggestion ,
If in spite of all your grouches Troubles on you have kept piling;
152. Different reading what may happen never lightens any care;
I believe in facing trouble, without fretting o'er the cost, But it's altogether different when your little one is lost.
153. Out Of The Day OUT of the day you have taken what,
Crown of laurels and wreath of bay? Smiles or frowns? Did you bring away
154. Understanding hen I was always doing wrong, or just upon the brink;
When I was just a lad of seven and eight and nine and ten, It seemed to me that every day I got in trouble then,
155. The Finest Age When he was only nine months old,
And plump and round and pink of cheek, A joy to tickle and to hold,
156. Good Luck Good luck! That's all I'm saying, as you sail across the sea;
The best o' luck, in the parting, is the prayer you get from me.May you never meet a danger that you won't come safely through,
157. When Pa Comes Home the floor
An' throws me up an' catches meWhen I come down, an' then, says he:
158. The Waiter At The Camp The officers' friend is the waiter at camp.
In the night air 'twas cold and was bitterly damp,And they asked me to dine, which I readily did,
159. The Song Of Loved Ones The father toils at his work all day,
And he hums this song as he plods away: 'Heigho! for the mother and babe of three
160. Unimportant Differences If he is honest, kindly, true,
And glad to work from day to day;If when his bit of toil is through
161. Pixley Folks ere comes a-troopin' through my mind th' wimmin folk an' men
I used ter know in Pixley, an' I sit with 'em awhile,A-livin' all th' fun we knew before we put on style;
162. As We Prayed Often as we watched her there
From our lips there fell this prayer, 'God, give us the pain to bear!
163. The Happy Man If you would know a happy man,
Go find the fellow whoHas had a bout with trouble grim
164. A Patriotic Creed To serve my country day by day
At any humble post I may;To honor and respect her flag,
165. An Apple Tree In France An apple tree beside the way,
Drinking the sunshine day by dayAccording to the Master's plan,
166. Queer Ebenezer d in on him last night t' chat
Of politics an' this an' that, An' when he'd showed me to a seat
168. Living The miser thinks he's living when he's hoarding up his gold;
The soldier calls it living when he's doing something bold;The sailor thinks it living to be tossed upon the sea,
169. Little Fishermen A little ship goes out to sea
As soon as we have finished tea;Off yonder where the big moon glows
170. The Painter When my hair is thin and silvered, an' my time of toil is through,
When I've many years behind me, an' ahead of me a few,I shall want to sit, I reckon, sort of dreamin' in the sun,
171. Promotion Promotion comes to him who sticks
Unto his work and never kicks,Who watches neither clock nor sun
172. Boy And His Stomach What's the matter with you- ain't I always been your friend?
Ain't I been a pardner to you? All my pennies don't I spendIn gettin' nice things for you? Don't I give you lots of cake?
173. History Teaches ato knew things
Very much worth while. Famous Aristotle
174. 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,
175. The Things You Can'T Forget They ain't much, seen from day to day-
The big elm tree across the way,The church spire, an' the meetin' place
176. No Children! No children in the house to playâ??
It must be hard to live that way!I wonder what the people do
177. I See You'Ve Travelled Some I See You've Travelled Some
Wherever you may chance to be â?? wherever you may roam,Far away in foreign lands; or just at home sweet home;
178. Too Big A Price 'They say my boy is bad,' she said to me,
A tired old woman, thin and very frail.'They caught him robbing railroad cars, an' he
179. Toys trace of a sigh,
The things on a shelf that I'd like for myself I never regret I can't buy.
180. Friends Ain't it fine when things are going
Topsy-turvy and askewTo discover someone showing
181. The States thers,
And when of Michigan I brag,I'm boasting of the others.
182. Warriors arth
With spotless plumes and shining shields to joustwith foes and prove our worth.
183. Today TODAY is mine. Tomorrow may not come.
Next week, next year, I may not live to see;This hour I have. It is enough for me
184. The Old Wooden Tub I like to get to thinking of the old days that are gone,
When there were joys that never more the world will look upon,The days before inventors smoothed the little cares away
185. Move We Adjourn When I'm weary of argument wordy
And tired of continuous debate,When the speaker like some hurdy gurdy,
186. Sunday In The Country SUNDAY in the country â?? that's how we spent the day,
Drinking in the perfume of the fragrant breath of May;Gazing at the splendors of the meadows and the hills,
187. Don'T You Know H'it's h'easy to be 'appy,
Don't you know;There's no sense in being snappy,
188. 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,
189. If I Were Santa Claus IF only I were Santa Claus I 'd travel east and west
To every hovel where there lies a little child at rest;I'd drive my reindeer over roofs they'd never trod before,
190. If You Would Please Me If you would please me when I've passed away
Let not your grief embitter you. Be brave; Turn with full courage from my mounded grave
192. Treasures Some folks I know, when friends drop in
To visit for awhile and chin,Just lead them round the rooms and halls
193. Manhood's Greeting I've' felt some little thrills of pride, I've inwardly rejoiced
Along the pleasant lanes of life to hear my praises voiced;No great distinction have I claimed, but in a humble way
194. The Toy-Strewn Home s are asleep in the chairs,
Where the building blocks and the toy balloon And the soldiers guard the stairs.
195. Ma And The Auto Before we take an auto ride Pa says to Ma: 'My dear,
Now just remember I don't need suggestions from the rear.If you will just sit still back there and hold in check your fright,
196. Man And Lathe I'm standing at my lathe all day
And this is what I hear it say:'The best of you, the best of me
197. The Sulkers se;
It has no time to stop and petThe sulker in a peevish fret,
199. A Good World sorrow;
A world where friends are givin' in To cheer us till tomorrow.
200. He's Taken Out His Papers He's taken out his papers, an' he's just like you an' me.
He's sworn to love the Stars and Stripes an' die for it, says he.An' he's done with dukes an' princes, an' he's done with kings an' queens,
Total 945 poems written by Edgar Albert Guest
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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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