Treasure Island

Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

My Fairy


I have a fairy by my side
Which says I must not sleep,
When once in pain I loudly cried
It said "You must not weep"
If, full of mirth, I smile and grin,
It says "You must not laugh"
When once I wished to drink some gin
It said "You must not quaff".

When once a meal I wished to taste
It said "You must not bite"
When to the wars I went in haste
It said "You must not fight".

"What may I do?" at length I cried,
Tired of the painful task.
The fairy quietly replied,
And said "You must not ask".

Moral: "You mustn't."

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (7/17/2014 2:21:00 AM)

    Is this a quarrel with one's own conscience? What ever it may be, the ponderous message it caries in it is real. Wonderfully penned and I enjoy it in a wholesome manner. (Report) Reply

  • Bre Funston (11/16/2008 5:12:00 AM)

    this poem has been my favorite poem my whole life it reminds me of hospitality when u cant do anything right. Its fantastic! ! (Report) Reply

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