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."
This poems helps me a lot and thank you
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.
this poem has been my favorite poem my whole life it reminds me of hospitality when u cant do anything right. Its fantastic! !
Hah! Read Melancholetta then. There you'll see how it's useless trying to cheer someone up that's dead set on being miserable.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem