Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday morning poem for your digestion.

Langston Hughes is one of America's greatest treasures. I love to read his stuff over and over again. His poetry is timeless. It's like he had vision beyond his lifetime. At others times, it feels like he was talking to me. And that is the mark of a great writer. So read this beauty, 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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