251. The Father Of The Man I can't help thinkin' o' the lad!
Here's summer bringin' trees to fruit,An' every bush with roses clad,
252. Only A Building You may delve down to rock for your foundation piers,
You may go with your steel to the sky;You may purchase the best of the thought of the year,
253. When The Minister Calls When The Minister Calls
My Paw says that it used to be,Whenever the minister came for tea,
254. When My Ship Comes In You shall have satin and silk to wear,
When my ship comes in;And jewels to shine in your raven hair,
255. The Peaks Of Valor These are the peaks of valor; keeping clean your father's name,
Too brave for petty profit to risk the brand of shame,Adventuring for the future, yet mindful of the past,
256. 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,
257. A Wish I'd like to be a boy again, a care-free prince of joy again,
I'd like to tread the hills and dales the way I used to do;I'd like the tattered shirt again, the knickers thick with dirt again,
258. The Baby's Feet Pinker than the roses that enrich a summer's day,
Splashing in the bath tub or just kicking them in play, Nothing in the skies above or earth below as sweet,
259. The Whiners I don't mind the man with a red blooded kick
At a real or a fancied wrong;I can stand for the chap with a grouch, if he's quick
260. Aw Gee Whiz! Queerest little chap he is,
Always saying: 'Aw Gee Whiz!'Needing something from the store
261. Fishing Reasons Fish can be bought in the market place,
So it isn't the fish I'm after.I want to get free from the care-drawn face
262. Little Miss Six O'Clock JUST at the edge of the night and the morning,
Little Miss Six O'clock comes to my bed,A sweet little laugh is her musical warning
263. Lines To The Wash Woman LADY, when you say you'll come
Tuesday morn to do our washing, Tell us if there isn't some
264. Doughnuts And Cider LAST night I single handed fought a gang of murderers that came
To get my money or my life, and very nearly did the same; I struggled with them on a cliff, and over it I toppled two,
265. United States He shall be great who serves his country well.
He shall be loved who ever guards her fame.His worth the starry banner long shall tell,
266. The Willing Horse I'd rather be the willing horse that people ride to death
Than be the proud and haughty steed that children dare not touch;I'd rather haul a merry pack and finish out of breath
267. Life's Canvas Sunshine and shadow and laughter and tears,
These are forever the paints of the years,Splashed on the canvas of life day by day,
268. The Ready Artists The green is in the meadow and the blue is in the sky,
And all of Nature's artists have their colors handy by;With a few days bright with sunshine and a few nights free from frost
269. At The Wedding There was weepin' by the women that the crowd could plainly see,
An' old William's throat was chokin' an' his eyes were watery, An' he couldn't hardly answer when the parson made him say
270. The Happy Slow Thinker Full many a time a thought has come
That had a bitter meaning in it.And in the conversation's hum
271. Out Of It All Out of it all shall come splendor and gladness;
Out of the madness and out of the sadness, Clearer and finer the world shall arise.
272. The June Couple She is fair to see and sweet,
Dainty from her head to feet,Modest, as her blushing shows,
273. If Those Who Love Us F those who love us find us true
And kind and gentle, and are glad When each grim working day is through
274. Folks We was speakin' of folks, jes' common folks,
An' we come to this conclusion, That wherever they be, on land or sea,
275. I Mustn'T Forget I mustn't forget that I'm gettin' old,
That's the worst thing ever a man can do.I must keep in mind without bein' told
276. No Place To Go The happiest nights
I ever know Are those when I've
277. The Neighbors WHY do I grind from morn till night,
And sick or well sit down to write?Why do I line my brow with sweat,
278. When Pa Gets Back the railroad track,
Or a big boat ride, which he often does,Oh, I 'm orful glad when he's back becoz
279. A Greeting IF every day of yours were fine
And every sky of yours were blue, You couldn't know such joy of mine,
280. Bulb Planting Time Last night he said the dead were dead
And scoffed my faith to scorn;I found him at a tulip bed
281. The Hunter Cheek that is tanned to the wind of the north.
Body that jests at the bite of the cold, Limbs that are eager and strong to go forth
282. About Boys Show me the boy who never threw
A stone at someone's cat; Or never hurled a snowball swift
283. Selfishness ne.
Find if you can one victoryThat little minds have ever won.
284. Can'T Can't is the worst word that's written or spoken;
Doing more harm here than slander and lies; On it is many a strong spirit broken,
285. The Vote Of Thanks FOR every man who works there are
A dozen who will let him; They'll smiling bask within the shade
286. Money HE'D made a fortune out of stocks, he couldn't count his worth;
He 'd hoarded up a store of gold, a section of the earth; But still he sighed alone and talked of all the world's distress,
287. The Worry-Chaser COME here to me, little lassie of three,
And get in your place on your old daddy's knee,Put those chubby arms round where they nightly belong
288. Some Day SOME day our eyes will brighten, and some day our hearts will lighten,
Some day the sun will shine for you and me;Some day grim doubt we'll banish, and the clouds of woe will vanish,
289. Sacrifices BEHIND full many a gift there lies
A splendid tale of sacrifice.
290. The Lucky Man Luck had a favor to bestow
And wondered where to let it go.
291. September SEPTEMBER with her brushes dipped in dazzling red and gold
Now comes to paint the valleys and the hills;And we forget completely that the year is getting old
292. Our Little Needs A LITTLE more of loving, a little less of pain,
A little more of sunshine, a little less of rain;A little more of friendship, a little less of strifeâ??
294. My Land My land is where the kind folks are,
And where the friends are true,Where comrades brave will travel far
295. The Fifty-Per-Cent Man Just half a man,' he told the boss, 'right now you look upon.
An accident did this to me, 'twere better had I died, It robbed me of efficiency, but left me with my pride.'
296. Copy Paper I START the day with paper white,
And put it in my old machine, And wonder whether, as I write
297. Life's Slacker The saddest sort of death to die
Would be to quit the game called lifeAnd know, beneath the gentle sky,
298. The Reason For Work Some struggle hard for worldly fame,
Some toil to have an honored name,And some have great ambition.
299. The Little Army Little women, little men,
Childhood never comes again.Live it gaily while you may;
300. Snooping 'Round Last night I caught him on his knees and looking underneath the bed,
And oh, the guilty look he wore, and oh, the stammered words he said,When I, pretending to be cross, said: 'Hey, young fellow, what's your
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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