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As I Grew Older - Poem by Langston Hughes

It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun—
My dream.
And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky—
The wall.
Shadow.
I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My hands!
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun!


Comments about As I Grew Older by Langston Hughes

  • Veteran Poet - 1,411 Points Dedan Onyango (7/11/2015 3:52:00 AM)

    The black identity rings supreme. The dream is now true. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,379 Points Phanice Wamukota (7/2/2015 3:53:00 AM)

    Way to go, dreaming is free, pursuing the dream is the task at hand. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 198 Points Nicole Anne Sia (6/29/2015 9:34:00 PM)

    That's amazing. [3 Sometimes, you ought to break blockages in you life in order to pursue your goals. ;) (Report) Reply

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Poems About Identity

  1. 1. As I Grew Older , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. Alone , Maya Angelou
  3. 3. Minstrel Man , Langston Hughes
  4. 4. A Dialogue Of Self And Soul , William Butler Yeats
  5. 5. The Road Not Taken , Robert Frost
  6. 6. Richard Cory , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  7. 7. I Am Of Ireland , William Butler Yeats
  8. 8. With An Identity Disc , Wilfred Owen
  9. 9. Identity , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  10. 10. I'M Nobody! Who Are You? , Emily Dickinson
  11. 11. Storm-Racked , Amy Lowell
  12. 12. Man And The Echo , William Butler Yeats
  13. 13. Much Madness Is Divinest Sense , Emily Dickinson
  14. 14. A Cicada Shell , Matsuo Basho
  15. 15. O Me! O Life! , Walt Whitman
  16. 16. Ego Dominus Tuus , William Butler Yeats
  17. 17. Song Of Myself, I , Walt Whitman
  18. 18. Bliss Of Identity , Sri Aurobindo
  19. 19. I Should Love To Be Loved , Endre Ady
  20. 20. Shepherd And Goatherd , William Butler Yeats
  21. 21. Identity: A Sonnet , Gerard Addington D Arcy Irvine
  22. 22. I Am He! , Adi Shankaracharya
  23. 23. Identity , William Stanley Merwin
  24. 24. Identity Card , Mahmoud Darwish
  25. 25. Revelation , Sri Chinmoy Ghose
  26. 26. Eyes Fastened With Pins , Charles Simic
  27. 27. Autobiography (Polish It Like A Piece Of.. , Richard Brautigan
  28. 28. Real Poem (Personal Statement) , Rachel Zucker
  29. 29. Passport , Mahmoud Darwish
  30. 30. Of The Terrible Doubt Of Apperarances , Walt Whitman
  31. 31. Identity , Constantinos Grigoriadis
  32. 32. Identity Of The Self , Persian Nightingale
  33. 33. Sing Of The Banner At Day-Break , Walt Whitman
  34. 34. Identity Of I , Abhiraj Rajadhyaksha
  35. 35. A Watery Wisdom , Vaibhav Pandey
  36. 36. Identity Of A Person , Sylvia Chidi
  37. 37. History Teaches Us... , Michael Shepherd
  38. 38. Identity - The Bully , Jon Evans
  39. 39. Lost Identity. , salma. torrez
  40. 40. A Single Identity , RAJ NANDY
  41. 41. From The Heart Of A Child , Lore Me34
  42. 42. Die To Live , Kranthi Pothineni
  43. 43. As The Dawn Comes. , samuel nze
  44. 44. A Larger Identity , Savita Tyagi
  45. 45. My Identity , Yisel Chong
  46. 46. Identity , Cyrus Diaz
  47. 47. My Identity! , Valsa George
  48. 48. An Identity , Some Girl
  49. 49. Why The 'Y' , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  50. 50. Id , Roger Naya
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