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

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: snow, wind, sun, hope

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Still Here by Langston Hughes )

Enter the verification code :

  • Birgitta Heikka (4/15/2014 7:55:00 PM)

    Love the Vernacular in which this poem is written. Favorite lines: “looks like between ‘em they done tried to make me.”. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Read all 5 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Miley Cyrus Perceived as a Martyr, A.j. Binash
  2. love became living again, Mandolyn ...
  3. Uncontained Sadness, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Structure, Fiona McCullough
  5. Battles Of The Inner Child, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Multiplying Loneliness, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. This Is Such A Pity, Electric Lady
  8. What Happen To Love, Lilly Emery
  9. The Judges Lied, Tony Adah
  10. Empty Passages, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]