Lord, Make A Regular Man Out Of Me

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I found this poem, written by Edgar Guest, in a newspaper many, many years ago. Its something that Ive always tried to live up to. Maybe someday I will. Maybe someday we can all live our lives like this. My advice is this~ Don't just survive life.... live life. Don't be afraid to step into the fire. Its within its flames that God will mold you into the person he wants you to be.

Lord, Make A Regular Man Out Of Me

Lord, make a regular man out of me
This I would like to be~ braver, bolder
Just a bit wiser because I am older,
Just a bit kinder to those I may meet,
Just a bit manlier taking defeat
This for the New Year my wish and my plea
Lord, make a regular man out of me

This I would like to be~just a bit finer,
More of a smiler and less of a whiner,
Just a bit quicker to stretch out my hand,
Helping another who's struggling to stand,
This is my prayer for the New Year to be
Lord, make a regular man out of me

This I would like to be~just a bit fairer,
Just a bit better, and just a bit squarer,
Not quite so ready to censure and blame,
Quicker to help every man in the game,
Not quite so eager mens failings to see
Lord, make a regular man out of me

This I would like to be~just a bit truer,
Less of a wisher and more of a doer,
Broader and bigger, more willing to give,
Living and helping my neighbor to live!
This for the New Year, my wish and my plea
Lord, make a regular man out of me

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labitch commented on Lord, Make A Regular Man Out Of Me

01-25-2011

Flipping awesome, lone! You hide your talent behind your persona...heck, man write! I really like your poetry!!

tierra7 commented on Lord, Make A Regular Man Out Of Me

01-16-2011

Hi Sweetie, I loved this awesome piece by Edgar Guest......thank you for sharin' with us..much love, Tierra@}-'-,

wamomo commented on Lord, Make A Regular Man Out Of Me

01-14-2011

There could not be a truer heart than the one that spoke these words. I am humbled by the incredible selflessness with which these words poured so passionately from your soul. Bravo, friend...the world would be a much greater place if there were more like you. :-)

wamomo

01/14/2011

oops...guess that'll teach me to not read the fine print...lol...nonetheless, I see that this is where your heart is...and it is a beautiful place.

winterkou commented on Lord, Make A Regular Man Out Of Me

01-13-2011

Nice poem, I like how you ask God to help you become a better man, and If you pray and ask he will bless you.

angel33614 commented on Lord, Make A Regular Man Out Of Me

01-04-2011

I have never read this poem before, it was admazing to say the least! if only we can all pray and hope to be filled with the humility and grace of God's love as to live up to such ideals as this poem speaks, one person at a time the world would change for the better, each and everyday... Purity of the soul, journey well!!! with grace and humility ANGEL

lonewolf

01/04/2011

amen to that thought. i agree 100%

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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