POEMS: “Our Little Needs” by Edgar Albert Guest


“Our Little Needs”

A LITTLE more of loving, a little less of pain,
A little more of sunshine, a little less of rain;
A little more of friendship, a little less of strife—
These are what we ‘re wanting to make the perfect life.

A little more of laughter and fewer, fewer sighs,
A little more of twinkling, than sorrow in our eyes;
A little more forbearance, a little less of hate,
A little more of patience, less quarreling with Fate.

A little more of kindness, a little less severe,
A little more of sweetness, a little less austere,
A little more of honor and less of business greed,
See, brother, see how little it is we really need!

A little more of silence and less of hasty speech,
A little more of practice and less desire to preach;
A little more of smiling, with fewer drooping chins,
A little more of virtues, with fewer petty sins.

A little more of praising, a little less of blame,
More thought for all our loved ones and less for future fame;
A little more of doing than talking of the deed,
See, brother, see how little it is we really need.

by Edgar Albert Guest

6 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    I just love this poet!



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  2. So true and words of a little bit of everything that is kind, gentle and loving and life is beautiful. Lovely and beautiful poem, Amira. Loved the picture they are so simple yet happy.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! So true! The joys of simplicity 🙂 ❤

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      1. Yes absolutely true, Amira. Welcome dear.

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  3. Such a beautiful read! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much dear friend for your lovely comment! I am so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂


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