Collection of Kansas Poetry

Miss Hattie Horner

Eugene F. Ware
IN a very humble cot, 
In a rather quiet spot, 
In the suds and in the soap, 
Worked a woman full of hope; 
Working, singing, all alone, 
In a sort of undertone, 
"With a Savior for a friend, 
He will keep me to the end." 
Sometimes happening along, 
I had heard the semi-song, 
And I often used to smile, 
More in sympathy than guile; 
But I never said a word 
In regard to what I heard, 
As she sang about her Friend 
Who would keep her to the end. 
Not in sorrow nor in glee 
Working all day long was she, 
As her children, three or four, 
Played around her on the floor; 
( 123 ) 
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