A Plea

Poem By Paul Laurence Dunbar

Treat me nice, Miss Mandy Jane,
Treat me nice.
Dough my love has tu'ned my brain,
Treat me nice.
I ain't done a t'ing to shame,
Lovahs all ac's jes' de same;
Don't you know we ain't to blame?
Treat me nice!

Cose I know I 's talkin' wild;
Treat me nice;
I cain't talk no bettah, child,
Treat me nice;
Whut a pusson gwine to do,
Wen he come a-cou'tin' you
All a-trimblin' thoo and thoo?
Please be nice.

Reckon I mus' go de paf
Othahs do:
Lovahs lingah, ladies laff;
Mebbe you
Do' mean all the things you say,
An' pu'haps some latah day
W'en I baig you ha'd, you may
Treat me nice!

Comments about A Plea

good manner good behavior graceful words always cultivates the beautiful love in heart.....so, Treat me nice dear Miss Mandy Jane!
'Treat me nice! ' - The only three words of the poem that conveyed a meaning to me.
A poem of a repressed soul
This is Dunbar at his finest..es from the depths of his soul.
Ice of peace! ! Dice of love! ! ! Treat me nice; With the beauty of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.


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