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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  • Rookie - 127 Points Rick Adriolo (1/23/2012 3:27:00 PM)

    short and powerfull.. but it doesn't touch the heart nor it makes you any wiser.. for a poem that does that read my poem about dreaming.. but you have many other poems I really like! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points Ebi Robert (1/6/2012 2:25:00 AM)

    frangrance like the spit of the mouth out of a sleeping pill. Simile me, my dear. This is nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Judith Furedi (12/26/2011 11:38:00 AM)

    I love this poem and I love Langston Hughes. The brevity of the poem, its conciseness deliver the message powerfully. Had it been longer it might have not had the same impact. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hayato Ono (12/16/2011 7:52:00 PM)

    A dream is vital to have in life...
    We should always have one or we have nothing to work for
    I truly love this poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Benjamin Dotse (9/19/2011 3:02:00 PM)

    am in love with your poems.we need to keep dreaming in other to achieve higher goals in life in order to operate on higher grounds. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,426 Points 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

  • Rookie - 18 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

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