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Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

The Blues


When the shoe strings break
On both your shoes
And you're in a hurry-
That's the blues.

When you go to buy a candy bar
And you've lost the dime you had-
Slipped through a hole in your pocket somewhere-
That's the blues, too, and bad!


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Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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