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Langston Hughes - Minstrel Man

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter
And my throat
Is deep with song, 
You do not think 
I suffer after
I have held my pain
So long?

Because my mouth 
Is wide with laughter, 
You do not hear
My inner cry? 
Because my feet
Are gay with dancing, 
You do not know 
I die?

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Minstrel Man
Poem of the Day: Jun 11 2004

Comment 8 of 8, added on January 12th, 2010 at 12:11 PM.

this almost compleatly describes me. While reading this I have looked back into the past and seen how many people I have lied to about my emotions and now i am going to fix it.

awc from United States
Comment 7 of 8, added on October 4th, 2007 at 10:16 AM.

This is a very nice poem (thate all i can say)

Nate from United States
Comment 6 of 8, added on May 9th, 2006 at 1:31 PM.

i love this poem...it reminds me of myself at times. Langston Hughes are an inspiration to me i love them all.

Tameika from United States

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