Sunday, September 04, 2011

Sunday Poetry: Langston Hughes


Democracy will not come
Today, this year
Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.

I have as much right
As the other fellow has
To stand
On my two feet
And own the land.

I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I'm dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.

Is a strong seed
In a great need.

I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.

--Langston Hughes


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, I love this.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Florence said...

Thank you. I am so dispirited these days that I really needed that.

5:08 AM  

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