Short Poems

Results and Roses

This short poem, Results and Roses, uses the analogy of gardening preparation to drive home the point that to get results you need to work. The poet, Edgar A Guest, has a wonderful way of writing verses to inspire you.

A Short Garden Poem
Results and Roses
Poet - Edgar A. Guest

The man who wants a garden fair,
Or small or very big,
With flowers growing here and there,
Must bend his back and dig.

The things are mighty few on earth
That wishes can attain.
Whate'er we want of any worth
We've got to work to gain.

It matters not what goal you seek,
Its secret here reposes:
You've got to dig from week to week
To get Results or Roses.
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More words of Edgar A Guest:

"There is an education of the mind
Which all require and parents only start.
But there is training of a nobler kind
And that's the education of the heart.
Lessons that are most difficult to give
Are Faith and Courage and the way to live."

"Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That "cannot be done," and you'll do it."

"When you're up against a trouble,
meet it squarely, face to face."

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