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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  • 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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