Edgar Guest

Edgar Guest

Edgar Guest was an English poet who spent much of his life in America. He’s often known as the “People’s Poet” due to his highly relatable, optimistic poems on everyday life. To this day, his work appears in periodicals and is loved by readers of all ages.  Read more about Edgar Guest.

A Child Of Mine

by Edgar Guest

‘A Child Of Mine’ is told from the perspective of God. He is speaking to prospective parents, informing them of their duties to His child.

A Friend’s Greeting

by Edgar Guest

Edgar Guest’s ‘A Friend’s Greeting’ is a heart-touching poem about a speaker’s gratitude for his dearest friend. This poem is written in the form of a greeting in verse.

Being Brave at Night

by Edgar Guest

‘Being Brave at Night’ is written by the American poet Edgar Albert Guest and it was published in his poetry collection Rhymes of Childhood. The speaker of this piece talks about how he is not afraid of anything that comes across to terrify him at night.

Don’t Quit

by Edgar Guest

‘Don’t Quit’ by Edgar Albert Guest is a simple poem about facing the difficulties in one’s life and persevering through them.

Equipment

by Edgar Guest

‘Equipment’ by Edgar Guest contains a speaker’s assertion that one has everything they need from birth to find success in life. 

It Couldn’t Be Done

by Edgar Guest

‘It Couldn’t Be Done’ by Edgar Albert Guest is a poem with an uplifting message about never giving up. The narrator of the poem encourages the reader not to be discouraged by the pessimism of others.

Only a Dad

by Edgar Guest

‘Only a Dad’ by Edgar Albert Guest is dedicated to the poet’s father. The poem describes the man’s willingness to self-sacrifice and do whatever he can to make his children happy. 

See It Through

by Edgar Guest

‘See It Through’ by Edgar Albert Guest is a motivational poem meant to inspire a reader to work through whatever problems they are facing. 

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