Treasure Island

Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Wealth


From Christ to Ghandi
Appears this truth-
St. Francis of Assisi
Proves it, too:
Goodness becomes grandeur
Surpassing might of kings.
Halos of kindness
Brighter shine
Than crowns of gold,
And brighter
Than rich diamonds
Sparkles
The simple dew
Of love.

Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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