Arthur Guiterman Poems
- The Chip On The Shoulder Learn this now before you are older:...
- Sex Amœbas at the start Were not complex; They tore ...
- Strictly Germ-Proof The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic ...
- In The Hospital Because on the branch that is tapping my pane...
- Habits Of The Hippopotamus The hippopotamus is strong And ...
- Fate, The Jester The planets are bells on his motley, He ...
- On The Vanity Of Earthly Great... The tusks which clashed in...
Arthur Guiterman (pronounced /ˈɡɪtərmən/; November 20, 1871 - January 11, 1943) was an American writer best known for his humorous poems.
Guiterman was born of American parents in Vienna, graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1891, and was married in 1909 to Vida Lindo. He was an editor of the Woman's Home Companion and the Literary Digest. In 1910, he cofounded the Poetry Society of America, and later served as its president in 1925-26. more »
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The Chip On The Shoulder
Learn this now before you are older:
Don’t go through life with a chip on your shoulder,
Always aggrieved and ever offended,
Fancying wrongs that are not intended.
Let not a sense of humor desert you,
Take it that nobody means to hurt you,
Find no insult in idle chatter,
Pass it over; it doesn’t matter.
Look for the best in everybody,
Value the wool, forget the shoddy;
Get in the habit of liking people.
Love is the spire on every steeple.