Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

The Blues - Poem by Langston Hughes

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!


Submitted by Denice Jackson


Comments about The Blues by Langston Hughes

  • Rookie - 6 Points Dawn Fuzan (5/13/2014 5:08:00 PM)

    Well written poem again here (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Ryan Lodrick (2/16/2010 7:48:00 PM)

    The blues poem is the best so i love it and it is interesting. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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