Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

For Selma


In places like
Selma, Alabama,
Kids say,
In places like
Chicago and New York...
In places like
Chicago and New York
Kids say,
In places like
London and Paris...
In places like
London and Paris
Kids say,
In places like
Chicago and New York...

Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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  • Bronze Star - 2,116 Points Kevin Patrick (3/9/2015 9:56:00 PM)

    Reading this I feel like there's something missing, that I am not getting, is he saying that people from one part of the world look to another for inspiration or stand united against injustice? Its still an interesting work (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shyla Cureton (6/23/2011 7:56:00 PM)

    Lovin' this one, America... Langston Hughes' art is brilliant with a touch of a definite jazz...I should've been reading this all my life! ! ! ! ! ! ! ...Thank you, Poem Hunter! (Report) Reply

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