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Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Dreams


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
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  • Dave Walker (8/26/2011 6:15:00 AM)

    Dreams are good to have. If things are
    Bad in life dreams can save you. Take a
    Look at my new poems. One called for michael hicky and
    Boy to a man. Both true storys. (Report) Reply

  • Dash Black (9/19/2010 12:40:00 PM)

    This is a quote not a poem, i wont bow down to it cause hughes was a great poet, he has some poems in whch he did specifically well but this is just a quote. (Report) Reply

  • Danielle Deery (6/28/2010 10:51:00 AM)

    I love this poem. I'm only 16, but this is exactly the reason I started writing. For perfect poems like this. They evoke emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Keith Mckellar (6/20/2010 1:09:00 PM)

    Love this poem! Featured it in my blog: http: //darlafilthofframp.blogspot.com/

    'I have to stop thinking of life as an already broken-winged bird, a flock of them that cannot and should not try to fly. I'm nineteen. It's okay to have dreams.' (Report) Reply

  • Stasia Cayla (5/24/2010 5:49:00 AM)

    For English class, this was the poem I picked to do a presentation on because it is so very inspiring..... I loved it (Report) Reply

  • Toni Espeset (3/26/2010 2:24:00 PM)

    This was the first real poem I CARED enough to memorize. As a young teenager it spoke to my soul. As a mother, it becomes my wisdom. As a woman growing older it reminds me to keep dreams alive. (Report) Reply

  • Kenny Titus (1/15/2010 11:05:00 PM)

    It was so inspiring....
    plzzz do keep writing...

    here is the link to my poem:
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/kenny-titus/

    plzz do me a favour by rating and commenting.....thank ya! (Report) Reply

  • Rini Ponnamma (12/7/2009 9:30:00 AM)

    i like the line '' life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly''in life wat we want we dont get...wat we get we are not satisfied...wat we expect never happens and wat we hate generally repeats...... (Report) Reply

  • Lewis Neil Is Awsome (11/4/2009 4:44:00 PM)

    Wow, that was pretty good, but i hear there is this poem called 'Neil is awsome', it was life changing and insperational. Read it and vote it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Sanjay Lama (10/24/2009 12:52:00 AM)

    definetly, life is short but has to go far away thats why if we wants to go far away we should hold our dreams as fast as its possible otherwise life will b absolutely like barren field (Report) Reply

  • Ser Shroom (10/23/2009 11:13:00 AM)

    This's the ONLY time I'll ever read this poem.It conjures up past memories for me that are very depressing, and remindful of the things that've happened to me in my past life.Don't get me wrong, this poem is very beautiful....but for me, personally, I can do without the visions in my minds eyes of my past life, for it wasn't a good life. (Report) Reply

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