COMPLETE [Fortnightly Poetry] The Man to Be by Edgar A. Guest - dl

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Post by aradlaw » June 11th, 2020, 8:02 am

The Man to Be by Edgar A. Guest (1881 - 1959).

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Please note that Edgar A. Guest died in 1959. This work is not Public Domain in death+70 countries, e.g. Europe.

Volunteers outside the USA: Edgar A. Guest died in 1959. His/her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).
A tribute to Fathers this coming Fathers' Day. (David Lawrence)
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The Man to Be by Edgar A. Guest, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Some day the world will need a man of courage
in a time of doubt,

And somewhere, as a little boy, that future hero
plays about.

Within some humble home, no doubt, that
instrument of greater things

Now climbs upon his father’s knee or to his
mother’s garments clings

And when shall come that call for him to render
service that is fine,

He that shall do God’s mission here may be your
little boy or mine.

Long years of preparation mark the pathway for
the splendid souls.

And generations live and die and seem no nearer
to their goals,

And yet the purpose of it all, the fleeting pleasure
and the woe.

The laughter and the grief of life that all who
come to earth must know

May be to pave the way for one — one man to
serve the Will Divine

And it is possible that he may be your little boy
or mine.

Some day the world will need a man! I stand
beside his cot at night

And wonder if I’m teaching him, as best I can,
to know the right.

I am the father of a boy — his life is mine to
make or mar —

For he no better can become than what my daily
teachings are;

There will be need for someone great — I dare
not falter from the line —

The man that is to serve the world may be that
little boy of mine.

Perhaps your boy or mine may not ascend the
lofty heights of fame;

The orders for their births are hid. We know
not why to earth they came;

Yet in some little bed to-night the great man of
to-morrow sleeps

And only He who sent him here, the secret of
His purpose keeps.

As fathers then our care is this — to keep in mind
the Great Design —

The man the world shall need some day may be
your little boy or mine.


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Post by aradlaw » June 15th, 2020, 3:28 pm

Could someone please PL my reading...(?)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/mantobe_guest_dl_128kb.mp3
2:24
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Post by brucek » June 16th, 2020, 8:00 am


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Post by brucek » June 16th, 2020, 8:05 am

aradlaw wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Could someone please PL my reading...(?)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/mantobe_guest_dl_128kb.mp3
2:24
Hi David,

Yours is PL OK.

~~~~~~
Bruce. :)

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Post by aradlaw » June 16th, 2020, 9:04 am

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
... and once again, thanks for the PL.
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Post by Blightyear55 » June 16th, 2020, 12:46 pm

Good afternoon!

Please PL my reading of The Man to Be. It is 2:28 in length. I enjoyed this poem! Thank you for the opportunity.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/mantobe_guest_hlb_128kb.mp3
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Post by aradlaw » June 16th, 2020, 8:18 pm

Thank you Harmon. :thumbs:
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Post by silverquill » June 17th, 2020, 9:56 am

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Post by aradlaw » June 17th, 2020, 8:09 pm

Thank you Larry and Chris. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » June 18th, 2020, 8:07 pm

Hi David -

Happy Father's Day (almost) -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/mantobe_guest_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 2:19
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Post by HelenK7 » June 19th, 2020, 8:03 am


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Post by ryfink » June 19th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Hi,

So if we are in the USA, we can read it because it is in the public domain here, but not in other countries? Sorry, I'm still learning about public domain rules/laws/regulations.

Here is my contribution. Runtime: 2:47

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/mantobe_guest_rpf_128kb.mp3

Thanks,
Ryan
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Post by DrumJ8 » June 19th, 2020, 3:13 pm

Hello, here is my contribution, at 2:36.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/mantobe_guest_ea_128kb.mp3

Thank you :)

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Post by aradlaw » June 19th, 2020, 6:34 pm

Thank you Phil, Helen and Ryan. :thumbs:
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