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Langston Hughes - Democracy

Democracy will not come
Today, this year
   Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.

I have as much right 
As the other fellow has
  To stand
On my two feet 
And own the land.

I tire so of hearing people say, 
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I'm dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.

      Is a strong seed
      In a great need.

      I live here, too.
      I want freedom
      Just as you.

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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Democracy
Year: Published/Written in 1949
Poem of the Day: Feb 18 2014

Comment 19 of 19, added on November 26th, 2016 at 8:21 PM.

Q8UuAw This is one awesome post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

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Comment 18 of 19, added on January 1st, 2016 at 1:31 PM.


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Comment 17 of 19, added on January 1st, 2016 at 3:17 AM.


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