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Comment 14 of 31, added on August 2nd, 2010 at 5:10 PM.
Po' Boy Blues

Just SING IT... it's the blues!

jmack from United States
Comment 13 of 31, added on December 1st, 2009 at 1:37 PM.

i believe this poem is connected to the harlem renn. and i am there for
using it for my research. thanks L.H.

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Comment 12 of 31, added on June 27th, 2009 at 4:58 PM.

In Po' Boys Blues Langston Huges shows his desire to move north to enjoy
the freedoms that in particular moment in America was the only place a
Negro could be free. He sees the hope and oportunities he can achive in New
York City. Once he is there things are not exactly as he had anticipated.

He does not understand the reasons why things are so hard when he has been
a good human being and never done no wrong.The fact of being black gay male
makes society reject him.

He ponders about his dream of moving to New York city as the "a gal that
was kind" once he reached NYC he lost all hope and confronted by reality of
what is in store in the world of a gay black male.

He worries every day about who he is and the fact that he can not change
who he is or how he looks thats why he wishes of never been born.

Melvin from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Po' Boy Blues
Added: Feb 20 2003
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