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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

  • Rookie Jacqueline M. John (9/18/2016 10:06:00 AM)

    I like this poem. Good metaphors!! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 55 Points Namile Zamangwane Hlongwane (9/15/2016 8:33:00 AM)

    nice one wish my son could read as well (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 23,733 Points Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/16/2016 11:44:00 PM)

    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.

    Highly inspiring for all sons. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Mother

  1. 1. Mother To Son , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. The Negro Mother , Langston Hughes
  3. 3. The Mother , Gwendolyn Brooks
  4. 4. In Memory Of My Mother , Patrick Kavanagh
  5. 5. To My Mother , Edgar Allan Poe
  6. 6. A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississi.. , Gwendolyn Brooks
  7. 7. Mother O' Mine , Rudyard Kipling
  8. 8. Mother Doesn'T Want A Dog , Judith Viorst
  9. 9. The Sad Mother , Gabriela Mistral
  10. 10. To My Mother , George Barker
  11. 11. What A Mother Should Be , carlisa smith
  12. 12. My Mother , Claude McKay
  13. 13. I Ask My Mother To Sing , Li-Young Lee
  14. 14. Mother And Poet , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  15. 15. Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married.. , Judith Viorst
  16. 16. Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear , Robert Burns
  17. 17. Child And Mother , Eugene Field
  18. 18. Mother, Among The Dustbins , Stevie Smith
  19. 19. Fawn's Foster-Mother , Robinson Jeffers
  20. 20. Prayer For A New Mother , Dorothy Parker
  21. 21. Sonnet To My Mother , George Barker
  22. 22. My Mother Was Fortune, My Father Generos.. , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  23. 23. Mom (Mother Mother Mother Mother Mother) , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  24. 24. Young Mother , Robert William Service
  25. 25. O Germany, Pale Mother! , Bertolt Brecht
  26. 26. My Mother , Francis Ledwidge
  27. 27. Mother And Babe , Walt Whitman
  28. 28. The Chimney-Sweeper: When My Mother Died.. , William Blake
  29. 29. A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter , Henry Timrod
  30. 30. The Mother , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  31. 31. Mother And Child , Eugene Field
  32. 32. Monologue Of A Mother , David Herbert Lawrence
  33. 33. The Slave Mother , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  34. 34. To My Mother , Robert Louis Stevenson
  35. 35. Pensive On Her Dead Gazing, I Heard The .. , Walt Whitman
  36. 36. A Young Child And His Pregnant Mother , Delmore Schwartz
  37. 37. To Mother , Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva
  38. 38. His Mother , Isabella Valancy Crawford
  39. 39. Mother Nature , Sylvia Chidi
  40. 40. Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel , Walter Savage Landor
  41. 41. The Virgin Mother , David Herbert Lawrence
  42. 42. Nature The Gentlest Mother Is , Emily Dickinson
  43. 43. 00 - My Mother , Vikram G. Aarella
  44. 44. Mother On Mothers Day , Joanne Bailey Baxter
  45. 45. The Slave Mother , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  46. 46. Our Mother Pocahontas , Vachel Lindsay
  47. 47. To: An African Mother, From: A Malnouris.. , .Pd. is here
  48. 48. Mother Earth , Henry Van Dyke
  49. 49. The Mother Mourns , Thomas Hardy
  50. 50. The Mother Of A Poet , Sara Teasdale
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