Paul Laurence Dunbar

Here you will find the Poem A Coquette Conquered of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

A Coquette Conquered

Yes, my ha't's ez ha'd ez stone? 
Go 'way, Sam, an' lemme 'lone. 
No; I ain't gwine change my min'; 
Ain't gwine ma'y you?nuffin' de kin'. 

Phiny loves you true an' deah? 
Go ma'y Phiny; whut I keer? 
Oh, you needn't mou'n an' cry? 
I don't keer how soon you die. 

Got a present! Whut you got? 
Somef'n fu' de pan er pot! 
Huh! Yo' sass do sholy beat? 
Think I don't git 'nough to eat? 

Whut's dat un'neaf yo' coat? 
Looks des lak a little shoat. 
'Tain't no possum? Bless de Lamb! 
Yes, it is, you rascal, Sam! 

Gin it to me; whut you say? 
Ain't you sma't now! Oh, go 'way! 
Possum do look mighty nice; 
But you ax too big a price. 

Tell me, is you talkin' true, 
Dat's de gal's whut ma'ies you? 
Come back, Sam; now whah's you gwine? 
Co'se you knows dat possum's mine!