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(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

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I’m all alone in this world, she said,
Ain’t got nobody to share my bed,
Ain’t got nobody to hold my hand—
The truth of the matter’s
I ain’t got no man.

Big Boy opened his mouth and said,
Trouble with you is
You ain’t got no head!
If you had a head and used your mind
You could have me with you
All the time.

She answered, Babe, what must I do?

He said, Share your bed—
And your money, too.

Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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  • Shania K. Younce (3/30/2014 4:52:00 PM)

    This is a really good poem. Bien!

    1 person liked.
    3 person did not like.
  • Gju Awf (10/10/2013 9:20:00 AM)


  • Gju Awf (10/10/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    saminamina ah ah waka waka ah ah

  • Alvin Willis (5/28/2013 10:48:00 AM)

    Eventhough this poem was written decades still has that swagger that is found now....presently.

  • Brianna James (4/22/2013 11:40:00 AM)

    This poem describes
    What goes on
    In these times

  • Parker Schilling (12/6/2012 7:40:00 AM)

    Fitting for these times. Everyone's out for money and sex.

  • Queen Nzingah (5/26/2012 5:15:00 PM)

    This is not only a very good poem, its name is incredibly fitting. Thank you Langston!

  • Jacob Trinidad (5/15/2012 5:18:00 PM)

    I have 50-50 with the truth
    With the world i have 1-99
    I need more world
    Not truth

  • Mini Matt (4/12/2012 8:49:00 AM)

    way to be dead man
    from mini matt

    p.s. i like monkeys

  • Boone Mccaw (1/26/2012 12:22:00 PM)

    Hi I'm Boone, and Langston Hughes is beast.

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