Saturday, November 01, 2003


The Psychoed

"As I was going up the stair,
I met a man who was not there,
he wasn't there again today,
I wish that man would go away."

It is written by Hugh Mearns who was born in 1899. It is a nursery rhyme and listed in "The New Oxford Book of Children's Verse" as being titled "The Little Man". However, the poem also has been printed with the alternative titles of both "Antigonish", under which it was printed in the sci-fi anthology "World in Small", and "The Psychoed".

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