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Langston Hughes - Mother to Son

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Mother to Son
Volume: Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1994

Comment 221 of 221, added on April 13th, 2014 at 12:20 AM.
Woah nelly, how abou

Woah nelly, how about them aplpse!

Misty from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 220 of 221, added on April 12th, 2014 at 2:44 PM.
A bit supseirrd it s

A bit supseirrd it seems to simple and yet useful.

Keys from Congo, Democratic Republic of
Comment 219 of 221, added on April 12th, 2014 at 12:33 AM.
Shoot, who would hav

Shoot, who would have thhuogt that it was that easy?

Summer from Georgia, Republic of

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