8 Most Popular Poems by Langston Hughes

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  • Mother To Son

    in Famous Family Poems

    Well, son, I'll tell you:
    Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
    It's had tacks in it,
    And splinters,

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    I was not a very good student when I was in school. I did the minimal amount of work required, retained little and barely paid attention. In 1965, my 8th grade English teacher read MOTHER TO...

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  • Dreams

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    Hold fast to dreams
    For if dreams die
    Life is a broken-winged bird
    That cannot fly.

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    It is an interesting poem with two very powerful metaphors. Really dreams empower men to reach their targets in life.

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  • Harlem

    in Famous Sad Poems

    What happens to a dream deferred?

    Does it dry up
    like a raisin in the sun?

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  • Theme For English B

    in Famous Life Poems

    The instructor said,

    Go home and write
    a page tonight.

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    This poem!! I felt a tug in my heart because it was truly a story of truth from your heart! Very well expressed, and I can't say but one thing more. If we keep our ears open we learn from...

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  • Life Is Fine

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    I went down to the river,
    I set down on the bank.
    I tried to think but couldn't,
    So I jumped in and sank.

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    • Poem of the Day
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    Everyone is born for a purpose, but we forget that in pursuit of money. Then God gifted me with poetry and uses it as a medium to educate people, and in each of my poems there is a story...

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  • Let America Be America Again

    in Famous Life Poems

    Let America be America again.
    Let it be the dream it used to be.
    Let it be the pioneer on the plain
    Seeking a home where he himself is free.

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  • I, Too

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    I, too, sing America.

    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen

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  • Still Here

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    I been scarred and battered.
    My hopes the wind done scattered.
    Snow has friz me,
    Sun has baked me,

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