EDGAR A. GUEST
J. G. Braddock Sr.
When I was a kid many years ago, the local newspaper ran an Edgar A. Guest poem in every day's issue. As I was too young then to appreciate poetry, I only recall the oft repeated line from one of them: "It takes a heap o' livin' in a house t' make it home" I recently stumbled on a web site containing many of his poems and immediately became addicted to his works. I found them to be so inspiring that I was inspired to write the accompanying poem as tribute to him. Following some of the poem's stanzas are links to some of his works. In addition to the two excellent web sites to which these links take you, books of some of his works can be found in Google at the following links:
Itís hard to read a poem by Edgar A.
The over eleven thousand works of
He wrote of the many necessary ingredients
Who Serves Can't
A recurring theme of his is the kind
Many are the lines of patriotic verse
He versified deep thoughts of heavenly
endlessly from his fertile mind,
O that every generation would read
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