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Langston Hughes Poetry
This is just a few of Langston Hughs's poems that I liked
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?


Lovely, dark, and lonely one,
Bare your bosom to the sun.
Do not be afraid of light,
You who are the child of night.

Open wide our arms to life,
Whirl in the wind of pain and strife,
Face teh wall with the dark closed gate,
Beat with bare, brown fists
And wait.