Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Still Here


been scared and battered.
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me,
Sun has baked me,

Looks like between 'em they done
Tried to make me

Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'--
But I don't care!
I'm still here!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Rookie Laura A. (2/25/2014 9:33:00 PM)

    This poem is exquisite! It speaks straight to my heart: the heart of the adult child of an alcoholic father and an unavailable mother do to his chaos. It voices what for so many I had to keep shut. A very good friend spontaneously remembered this poem after he heard me share a but of my life's story He made me feel extra special and resilient for what I have experienced and have been able to survive. Langston must have write it just for me! :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Keisha Swafford (4/8/2009 12:17:00 PM)

    I love this poem! ! It is so original and says so much in a few stanzas! ! I remember reciting Still Here in 4th grade in front of an audience. I made sure I memorized every line, but when I went on stage, no one heard me. It was embarrassing, but I made sure my family heard me say the poem! ! lol They still get annoyed when I bring it up! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maiya Briana Brunson (3/11/2008 1:50:00 PM)

    I feel that this poem is inspiring because this relates to everyday life. This poem basicly states that whatever problems you go through you are still here on earth (Report) Reply

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