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Mother To Son - Poem by Langston Hughes

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.


Comments about Mother To Son by Langston Hughes

  • Gold Star - 4,871 Points Allotey Abossey (6/4/2015 2:01:00 PM)

    Truly mother to son (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 376 Points Frank Blacharczyk (5/29/2015 8:51:00 AM)

    Where there ain't been no light.
    So, boy, don't you turn back.

    Wonderful lines meaning to me ' don't give up in our difficult trials of life keep going no matter how much it hurts' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 154 Points Chandra Shekar K (5/11/2015 11:45:00 AM)

    Very good caution to the son. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Family

  1. 1. Mother To Son , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. A Father To His Son , Carl Sandburg
  3. 3. Nurse's Song (Innocence) , William Blake
  4. 4. One Sister Have I In Our House , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. A Cradle Song , William Blake
  6. 6. The Ballad Of The Harp-Weaver , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  7. 7. My Papa's Waltz , Theodore Roethke
  8. 8. A Holiday , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  9. 9. Human Family , Maya Angelou
  10. 10. A Nursery Darling , Lewis Carroll
  11. 11. A Family History , Julia Kasdorf
  12. 12. For A Daughter Who Leaves , Janice Mirikitani
  13. 13. My Heart Leaps Up , William Wordsworth
  14. 14. Family Reunion , Jeredith Merrin
  15. 15. A Tribute To Family , Michelle Moran
  16. 16. Father Son And Holy Ghost , Audre Lorde
  17. 17. Disobedience , Alan Alexander Milne
  18. 18. Lot's Wife , Anna Akhmatova
  19. 19. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  20. 20. I Love My Family So Much. , Mahfooz Ali
  21. 21. Family Love Forever , .Pd. is here
  22. 22. We Are Family , Michael J. Burt
  23. 23. ! Homage To A Not Unknown Poet , Michael Shepherd
  24. 24. A Family Reunion , Heather Burns
  25. 25. Family Comes Together , Glaedr the poet
  26. 26. All In A Family Way , Thomas Moore
  27. 27. Family , Violet Creek
  28. 28. Once Upon A Time , Jacqueline Shor
  29. 29. Family I Love , Kristina Riggs
  30. 30. Family First , Bonnie B Long
  31. 31. Christmas (A Sestina) , Leslie Alexis
  32. 32. Obama, You Have A Big Family , Hebert Logerie
  33. 33. The Family Tree , Patricia Grantham
  34. 34. Family First , Ouida Nell Greene
  35. 35. My Family , Jennifer Rondeau
  36. 36. Family Picture? , Mary Nagy
  37. 37. Divine Family , Kumarmani Mahakul
  38. 38. To Me What Family Is , Glaedr the poet
  39. 39. (702) Poemhunters A Family Needs Yo.. , Melvina Germain
  40. 40. Family , justin kamara
  41. 41. The Family Bank: Answer To America's Pro.. , Lonnie Hicks
  42. 42. I Love All The Poemhunter Family , John Knight
  43. 43. Fam , david bailey
  44. 44. Her Tiny Face , Heather Burns
  45. 45. I Am Me! , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  46. 46. Why Can'T Family Be Family Again , Marco Jimenez
  47. 47. Kumana , Ali Eckermann
  48. 48. Kkkk Charity Starters , S.zaynub Kamoonpuri
  49. 49. Family , krista something
  50. 50. Grandma's Treasure Box , Lonnie Hicks
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