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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

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Comment 8 of 10, 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

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