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It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


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  • Dash Black (10/2/2013 12:20:00 PM)

    I agree with Ramesh T A thatthis little piece here wasn't for all generations to grasp otherwise to modern man this sounds like an unfinished poem without disrespect. I love his Treasure Island though, so much!

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  • Gajanan Mishra (10/2/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    saying grace, good one, I like it.

  • Babatunde Aremu (10/2/2013 3:25:00 AM)

    We most times think about our present state oblivious of what others are going through. Great write!

  • Ruby Honeytip (10/2/2012 1:17:00 PM)

    I feel these are the musings of a very hungry man.....

  • Kevin Straw (10/2/2012 11:40:00 AM)

    There is no evidence whatsoever that this poem is an ironical plea for the hungry of the world. It comes from A Child's Garden of Verses written for his childhood nurse and when Stevenson was a staunch conservative.

  • Karen Sinclair (10/2/2012 12:42:00 AM)

    I believe (think) is the key word here.... it is very nice to think... i believe he realised it was not all so as people wished, hoped and expected...tyvm karen

  • Ramesh T A (10/2/2011 2:23:00 PM)

    It is a poem of his time and not suitable for a all times to read appreciate! He is not much remembered for his poems and appreciated other than his novel, The Treasure Island!

  • Sandile Perfect Ngema (10/2/2011 4:27:00 AM)

    Great Thought Indeed.

  • JH Poetry (10/2/2010 11:09:00 AM)

    thought provoking, hm

  • Guybrush Threepwood (10/2/2009 2:57:00 PM)

    I like how pretentious everyone is on this site. It seriously makes me laugh every day I come here. (See, I understand irony!)

    Anyway, the poem is a thought, thought by a man who thought quite a lot. (I'm still doing it!) If he meant for it to be ironic, he didn't do a great job of getting that across. If it's just a thought, well... then it's just a thought.

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