Edgar Albert Guest(20 August 1881 - 5 August 1959 / Birmingham / England)
See it Through
- by Edgar Albert Guest47
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 through!
Even hope may seem but futile, When with troubles you're beset, But remember you are facing Just what other men have met. You may fail, but fall still fighting; Don't give up, whate'er you do; Eyes front, head high to the finish. See it through!
He Who Serves
- by Edgar Albert Guest18
He has not served who gathers gold, Nor has he served, whose life is told In selfish battles he has won, Or deeds of skill that he has done; But he has served who now and then Has helped along his fellow men.
The world needs many men today; Red-blooded men along life's way, With cheerful smiles and helping hands, And with the faith that understands The beauty of the simple deed Which serves another's hour of need.
Strong men to stand beside the weak, Kind men to hear what others speak; True men to keep our country's laws And guard its honor and its cause; Men who will bravely play life's game Nor ask rewards of gold and fame.
Teach me to do the best I can To help and cheer our fellow man; Teach me to lose my selfish need And glory in the larger deed Which smoothes the road, and lights the day For all who chance to come my way.
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