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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 - 23,859 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 Son

  1. 1. Mother To Son , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. The Carpenter's Son , Alfred Edward Housman
  3. 3. On My First Son , Ben Jonson
  4. 4. Alexandre Dumas And His Son , Dorothy Parker
  5. 5. My Young Son Asks Me... , Bertolt Brecht
  6. 6. Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married.. , Judith Viorst
  7. 7. Dear Son , Hasmukh Amathalal
  8. 8. A Prayer For My Son , William Butler Yeats
  9. 9. E.P. Ode Pour L'Election De Son Sepulchre , Ezra Pound
  10. 10. Old Dr. Valentine To His Son , Ogden Nash
  11. 11. The Widow And Her Son Xxi , Khalil Gibran
  12. 12. Song Of The Son , Jean Toomer
  13. 13. Sun N Son , Hasmukh Amathalal
  14. 14. Father To A Son. , JOSE MURGUIA
  15. 15. A Son Is Born , Alison Cassidy
  16. 16. My Son , Pia Andersson
  17. 17. Father And Son , Mary Nagy
  18. 18. Old Pardon, The Son Of Reprieve , Banjo Paterson
  19. 19. Mary's Son , Rudyard Kipling
  20. 20. Our Son , Denise Girod
  21. 21. The Mother's Son , Rudyard Kipling
  22. 22. Delia Xlv: Care-Charmer Sleep, Son Of Th.. , Samuel Daniel
  23. 23. The Carpenter's Son , Sara Teasdale
  24. 24. *******son Of Hidden Sun (Lyric) ******* , egi david perdana
  25. 25. Son Of The Evening Star, The , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  26. 26. Alec Yeaton's Son , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  27. 27. The Red Son , Carl Sandburg
  28. 28. The Butcher's Son , Thom Gunn
  29. 29. Son-Days , Henry Vaughan
  30. 30. The Beauteous Flower - Son Of The Impris.. , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  31. 31. * Mother-Son Unbroken Cord , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  32. 32. Father & Son , David Lewis Paget
  33. 33. The North Star Whispers To The Blacksmit.. , Vachel Lindsay
  34. 34. Any Soldier To His Son , Anonymous English
  35. 35. On My First Son , Benjamin Jonson
  36. 36. Mother And Son , Rose Falcone
  37. 37. A Letter For My Son To One Of His School.. , Mary Barber
  38. 38. The Only Son , Rudyard Kipling
  39. 39. The Prodigal Son , Rudyard Kipling
  40. 40. Son Davie! Son Davie! , Andrew Lang
  41. 41. Bringing My Son To The Police Station To.. , Shoshauna Shy
  42. 42. Father To Son , Sara Tehrani
  43. 43. The Nithsdale Widow And Her Son , William Topaz McGonagall
  44. 44. "To My Son" , Mrs. Jacklynn MacKenzie
  45. 45. Jack Honest, Or The Widow And Her Son , William Topaz McGonagall
  46. 46. Without My Son , Nakia Crespin
  47. 47. My Son , Misty Talbot
  48. 48. Son , Robert William Service
  49. 49. Dad And Son , JeanFrancois Denis
  50. 50. The Younger Son , Robert William Service
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