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Langston Hughes - Merry-Go-Round

COLORED CHILD AT CARNIVAL

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

Comment 26 of 26, added on July 18th, 2014 at 5:36 AM.
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jt56K7 Awesome blog. Will read on...

link building from Uganda
Comment 25 of 26, added on February 18th, 2011 at 12:15 PM.
dumb

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..

risky from United States
Comment 24 of 26, added on November 3rd, 2010 at 8:58 AM.
blah

its retarded

carl from Pakistan

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