Antigonish by William Hughes Mearns

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away…

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door… (slam!)

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigonish_(poem)

Date: 1899

By: William Hughes Mearns (1875-1965)

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One Comment to “Antigonish by William Hughes Mearns”

  1. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be sure to pass this along to others.

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