His Mother's Way

by James Whitcomb Riley

James Whitcomb Riley

Tomps 'ud allus haf to say
Somepin' 'bout "his mother's way."--
_He_ lived hard-like--never jined
Any church of any kind.--
"It was Mother's way," says he,
"To be good enough fer _me_
And her too,--and certinly
Lord has heerd _her_ pray!"
Propped up on his dyin' bed,--
"Shore as Heaven's overhead,
I'm a-goin' there," he said---
"It was Mother's way."

Last updated January 14, 2019