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Langston Hughes - Merry-Go-Round


Where is the Jim Crow section 
On this merry-go-round, 
Mister, cause I want to ride?
Down South where I come from 
White and colored 
Can't sit side by side. 
Down South on the train 
There's a Jim Crow car. 
On the bus we're put in the back--
But there ain't no back 
To a merry-go-round! 
Where's the horse 
For a kid that's black?

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Merry-Go-Round
Poem of the Day: Sep 6 2003

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Comment 25 of 27, added on February 18th, 2011 at 12:15 PM.

this poem is just talking about the life back then.. it reallydoesnt talk about nothing about life today.. its just a dumb poem.. black people dont even care anymore.they sit in the back of the bus either way..

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