Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

A Good Boy - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

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.


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  • The Poet Poet (5/10/2019 3:08:00 PM)

    ........

    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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  • The Poet Poet (5/10/2019 3:07:00 PM)

    ..............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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  • (12/22/2018 9:18:00 AM)

    It is very nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • (10/9/2018 7:37:00 AM)

    Very good poem (Report)Reply

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  • (7/22/2018 6:32:00 AM)

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  • (7/1/2018 4:34:00 AM)

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/1/2018 1:05:00 AM)

    I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise,
    No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.
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  • (5/14/2018 2:43:00 AM)

    I hate this it was so bad (Report)Reply

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  • (4/2/2018 10:47:00 AM)

    I think this poem was amazing it makes me inspired to be a better person (Report)Reply

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  • (11/29/2017 3:17:00 AM)

    Listening to Yusef Lateef morning while i read and hear 'The Holy Ghost' at work in my soul in this poem and in this music. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/21/2017 1:56:00 AM)

    Dream of a ideally comfortable life. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/12/2016 2:47:00 PM)

    A very gentle poem describing a boy's life that doesn't seem to fit in with the boisterous tones of his other poems- I wonder if he feels pity for this youngster instead of a pride in his nightmare-less life. (Report)Reply

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  • Talib Deen (8/14/2013 9:58:00 PM)

    check out my poem pls (Report)Reply

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  • (8/14/2013 7:23:00 PM)

    He's talking himself into having a nightmare-free sleep.Have a look at Coleridge's 'The Nightingale' and my 'A Father's Tale' for different takes on nightmares. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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