A Little Gentleman

: Everyday Verses
: Boys And Girls Bookshelf

When Mother drops things on the floor,

My father asks me: "Who

Should always pick them up for her?"

And so I always do.

He says I haven't far to reach

And that a gentleman

Must do things for his Mother

And be helpful as he can.

But Mother bends down just the same,--

She has to, don't you see?

For after she's said "Thank you, dear,"

She stoops and kisses me.