Born in Birmingham, England on August 20, 1881 Edgar A. Guest relocated with his family when he was 10 years old to the United States. He died on August 5, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan.
He held many different jobs over his lifetime, working for the Detroit Free Press for the majority
of his career, but he also worked for NBC radio broadcasting "A Guest In Your Home". But what has made him famous is his ability to write poetry that has inspired millions of people.
His poems are ones that viewed life from a positive aspect. People could relate to his words
as he was able to make day to day life experiences and express the challenges from an inspirational and positive perspective that people could relate to.
His work has been published in many books, starting in 1909 in the book, Home Rhymes and up until 1949 in his book, Living The Years. His poems still live on today due to people being able to see themselves in his poems.
Below is a collection of his poems for you to enjoy and
share with others.
Edgar A. Guest
Don't Quit Poem In life we all experience challenges and difficulties, let Mr. Guest's poem be one that encourages and inspires you not to quit!
I Rather See A Sermon Verses that expresses actions speak louder than words.
There is no better way to live than to let your actions be an example to others.
Be A Friend You may be surprised by what the verses state about the
qualities and things you need to be a friend.
A Boy and His Dad An inspiring poem about a boy and his dad as they experience a fishing trip.
But the poem reflects more than fishing it reflects wisdom between father and son.
It Couldn't Be Done How many times have you been told, it couldn't be done.
Let this poem by Edgar A. Guest inspire and encourage you to do that which others say is impossible!
What A Baby Costs Let this poem give you thoughts to think about when you are considering how much a baby costs.
The verses may change your thinking about the cost of a baby.
For those who love flowers this poem will be one that they enjoy.
A Friend's Greeting This Edgar A. Guest poem is one that has stood the test of time and is still being shared with others to this day - great verses!
Myself Edgar A. Guest shares wise words in this poem. The verses are ones that we can all relate to and should give thought to!
Merit and the Throng If you ever felt like you could not get ahead at work then read this poem for encouragement and advice on how to get ahead.
Only A Dad Fathers sometimes feel like they are only a dad, however, what they do and what they provide for their children is more than the richest of men could ever provide.
The Junk Box The verses in this poem represent many a person.
Compensation A poem of encouragement by Edgar A. Guest to live life and use the gifts that you have been given.
Constant Beauty The message in this poem could be applied to any time of challenges - natural disasters, pandemic, or just the everyday issues we face on this journey through life. Mr. Guest
reminds us there is beauty that surrounds us that can give us hope and comfort.
The Man To Be A great poems to share with Dads. This poem was written many years ago but you will find it captures the thoughts of
The Home Builders The point of this poem is to focus on the important things in life and that is not fame and fortune!
The Making Of Friends As you read this poem by Edgar A. Guest you will find yourself agreeing that making of friends is a joy of life.
We hope you have been encouraged and inspired by the poems written by Edgar A. Guest. His wit and wisdom has inspired many over the years. Share these with others who need a positive thought added to their day.