James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

A Parent Reprimanded - Poem by James Whitcomb Riley

Sometimes I think 'at Parents does
Things ist about as bad as _us_--

Wite 'fore our vurry eyes, at that!
Fer one time Pa he scold' my Ma
'Cause he can't find his hat;
An' she ist _cried_, she did! An' I
Says, 'Ef you scold my Ma
Ever again an' make her cry,
Wy, you sha'n't _be_ my Pa!'
An' nen he laugh' an' find his hat
Ist wite where Ma she said it's at!


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010



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