Edgar Albert Guest
Edgar Albert Guest Poems
- See It Through When you're up against a trouble, Meet ...
- On Quitting How much grit do you think you've got? Can ...
- A Toast To The Men Here's to the men! Since Adam's time ...
- The Bachelor's Soliloquy To wed, or not to wed; that is the ...
- Father My father knows the proper way The nation ...
- Thanksgiving Gettin' together to smile an' rejoice, An' ...
- Hard Luck Ain't no use as I can see In sittin' underneath...
Edgar Allen Guest also known as Eddie Guest was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet.
Eddie Guest was born in Birmingham, England in 1881, moving to Michigan USA as a young child, it was here he was educated.
In 1895, the year before Henry Ford took his first ride in a motor carriage, Eddie Guest signed on with the Free Press as a 13-year-old office boy. He stayed for 60 years.
In those six decades, Detroit underwent half a dozen identity changes, but Eddie Guest became a steadfast character on the changing scene.
Three years after he joined the Free Press,... more »
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See It Through
When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it's vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!
Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don't let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it ...