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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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Published by Susan on 08/09/2003 (2495 reads)
A little mousey man he was...

A little mousey man he was
     With board, and chalk in hand;
And millions were awestruck because
     They couldn't understand.
Said he: 'E equals Mc 2:
          I'll prove it true.'

No doubt you can, your marvel man,
     But will it serve our good?
Will it prolong our living span
     And multiply our food?
Will it bring peace between the nations
          To make equations?

Our thanks are due no doubt to you
     For truth beyond our ken;
But after all what did you do
     To ease the lot of men?
How can a thousand 'yous' be priced
          Beside a Christ?

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