Mother O' Mine "Mother O' Mine, O Mother O' Mine!"
by Rudyard Kipling

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"Mother O' Mine, O Mother O' Mine!"

(Magill's Quotations in Context)

Context: In this short poem Kipling extols the virtue of a mother's love, the deep love that knows no end no matter what the son does. If he were hanged for murder, his mother's love would follow him. If he were "drowned in the deepest sea," his mother's tears would come down to him. And if he were "damned of body and soul," still his mother's prayers would make him whole.

If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!