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Once there was a man

Once there was a man

Once there was a man
Oh, so wise!
In all drink
He detected the bitter,
And in all touch
He found the sting.
At last he cried thus:
“There is nothing
No life,
No joy,
No pain
There is nothing save opinion,
And opinion be damned.”



Poem Once there was a man - Stephen Crane