A Good Boy Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Good Boy

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I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood,
And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good.

My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair,
And I must be off to sleepsin-by, and not forget my prayer.

I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise,
No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.

But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn,
And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
William Ledger 14 August 2009

awsum poem i like it very much

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Ravi A 14 August 2009

A very nice poem that reminds us to be good like him. Great poets are like this. They have a positive idea for the world. The rhyme scheme is also good. R L Stevenson has written a number of poems for children of all generation. 'Garden of verses' is a compilation of such poems. If these poems are still remembered, it means that they contain serene reflection of life. Let us breathe that fresh air.

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Pushkar Bisht 14 August 2009

Oh he is my favourite One! ! What a lovely poem that keeps me fresh and cool like him. A great poet stevenson.! ! ! ! Lots of love to Stevenson.

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Nick K 25 April 2010

Just chanced upon this poem on here, and it almost made me cry. I chose this poem as an 8 or 9 year old at school to try to memorise and recite in a school assembly or something. It just reminds me of childhood innocence, and I remember really believing in this poem, and doing my best to live like this. This was back when I believed in the Catholic Church, of course. Oh, how I have changed since then, but I must always try and remember this poem, and keep trying to live this way. Beautiful, simple words, I love the last couplet, and I think I will read this to my kids each night before they go to sleep, as we have a lilac tree outside their bedroom window. Thank you, Mr Stevenson.

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Leslie Spicer 17 September 2006

If only more boys were like that, we would live in a better world! !

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Chinedu Dike 08 January 2022

Beautiful poem nicely put together...........

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Me Poet Yeps Poet 10 May 2019

........ Lead kindly into the night with hubby aright be faithful all night and life be a good wife nothing and no one but your husband is right he will take care of you only if you always lead him KINDLY into the night till twilight all your life and I was right me poet yeps poet

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Me Poet Yeps Poet 10 May 2019

..............Lead Kindly Into The Night - Poem by me poet yeps poet I once composed LEAD GENTLY INTO THE NIGHT A poem for a Virgin who was always afraid of a man was married and taken away to a far off land she had none of her trusted ones at hand thus I spoke

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Dhiraj sau 26 January 2019

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Dhiraj 26 January 2019

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