Posted by Rachel (18.104.22.168) on June 23, 2001 at 00:31:20:
that I went to my card catalog to find one, and I did, in my favorite book. So feel free to click off if it doesn't suit you. I liked it. Even though it was written sometime in the late 1880's it sounds like Bill on the show "Little Bill".
A BOY'S MOTHER BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY
MY mother she's so good to me,
Ef I was good as I could be,
I couldn't be as good - no, sir! -
Can't any boy be good as her!
She loves me when I'm glad er sad;
She loves me when I'm good er bad;
An', what's a funniest thing, she says
She loves me when she punishes.
I don't like her to punish me. -
That don't hurt, - but it hurts to see
Her cryin'. - Nen I cry; an' nen
We both cry an' be good again.
She loves me when she cuts an' sews
My little cloak an' Sund'y clothes;
An' when my Pa comes home to tea,
She loves him most as much as me.
She laughs an' tells him all I said,
An' grabs me up an' pats my head;
An' I hug her, an' hug my Pa
An' love him purt' nigh as much as
Brings good thoughts for all those little ones.
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