Thursday, August 08, 2013

My Creed

My Creed
by Edgar Guest

To live as gently as I can;
To be, no matter where, a man;
To take what comes of good or ill
And cling to faith and honor still;
To do my best, and let that stand
The record of my brain and hand;
And, then should failure come to me,
Still work and hope for victory.

To have no secret place wherein
I stoop unseen to shame or sin;
To be the same when I'm alone
As when my every deed is known;
To live undaunted, unafraid
Of any step that I have made;
To be without pretense of sham
Exactly what men think I am.

To leave some simple mark behind
To keep my having lived in mind;
If enmity to aught I show,
To be an honest, generous foe,
To play my little part, nor whine
That greater honors are not mine.
This, I believe, is all I need
For my philosophy and creed.

3 comments:

For His Glory said...

I love this poem! Edgar A. Guest is my favorite poet! His topics are always so encouraging and most of the time they are about family and life.

Brandy said...

Mine too! A friend just introduced me to him this year. Thanks for commenting :0)

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