Category Archives: Langston Hughes

Trumpet Player – Langston Hughes

The NegroWith the trumpet at his lips Has dark moons of weariness Beneath his eyes where the smoldering memory of slave ships Blazed to the crack of whips about thighs The negro with the trumpet at his lips has a … Continue reading

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Walkers With The Dawn – Langston Hughes 

Being walkers with the dawn and morning, Walkers with the sun and morning, We are not afraid of night, Nor days of gloom, Nor darkness– Being walkers with the sun and morning. 

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Warning – Langston Hughes

Negroes,Sweet and docile, Meek, humble and kind: Beware the day They change their mind! Wind In the cotton fields, Gentle Breeze: Beware the hour It uproots trees! 

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Wealth – Langston Hughes

From Christ to Ghandi Appears this truth- St. Francis of Assisi Proves it, too: Goodness becomes grandeur Surpassing might of kings. Halos of kindness Brighter shine Than crowns of gold, And brighter Than rich diamonds Sparkles  The simple dew Of … Continue reading

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When Sue Wears Red – Langston Hughes 

When Susanna Jones wears red her face is like an ancient cameo Turned brown by the ages. Come with a blast of trumphets, Jesus! When Susanna Jones wears red A queen from some time-dead Egyptian night Walks once again. Blow … Continue reading

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Will V – Day Be Me – Day Too – Langston Hughes

Over There,World War II. Dear Fellow Americans, I write this letter Hoping times will be better When this war Is through. I’m a Tan-skinned Yank Driving a tank. I ask, WILL V-DAY BE ME-DAY, TOO? I wear a U. S. … Continue reading

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Wisdom and War – Langston Hughes

We do not care- That much is clear. Not enough Of us care Anywhere. We are not wise- For that reason, Mankind dies. To think Is much against The will. Better- And easier- To kill. 

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