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English Poetry. Edgar Albert Guest. A Patriotic Creed. Эдгар Альберт Гест.






Edgar Albert Guest (Эдгар Альберт Гест)

A Patriotic Creed

To serve my country day by day
At any humble post I may;
To honor and respect her flag,
To live the traits of which I brag;
To be American in deed
As well as in my printed creed.

To stand for truth and honest toil,
To till my little patch of soil,
And keep in mind the debt I owe
To them who died that I might know
My country, prosperous and free,
And passed this heritage to me.

I always must in trouble's hour
Be guided by the men in power;
For God and country I must live,
My best for God and country give;
No act of mine that men may scan
Must shame the name American.

To do my best and play my part,
American in mind and heart;
To serve the flag and bravely stand
To guard the glory of my land;
To be American in deed:
God grant me strength to keep this creed!

Edgar Albert Guest’s other poems:

  1. Bud
  2. The Truth about Envy
  3. On Quitting
  4. Grown Up
  5. The Handy Man




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