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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 - 11,444 Points Walterrean Salley (11/22/2016 7:08:00 PM)

    (Mother To Son - Poem by Langston Hughes.) **Great advice from a loving, caring mom. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,256 Points R Soos (11/20/2016 7:50:00 AM)

    Mother To Son is perfect. Everyday kanguage has pictures built in which explain depths that are difficult to capture on the page, but Langston Hughes prives it can be done. I have no problem believing his mother said these words as I read this. (Report) Reply

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

    I like this poem. Good metaphors!! (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. Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married.. , Judith Viorst
  5. 5. Song Of The Son , Jean Toomer
  6. 6. Alexandre Dumas And His Son , Dorothy Parker
  7. 7. The Widow And Her Son Xxi , Khalil Gibran
  8. 8. Dear Son , Hasmukh Amathalal
  9. 9. A Prayer For My Son , William Butler Yeats
  10. 10. My Young Son Asks Me... , Bertolt Brecht
  11. 11. Old Dr. Valentine To His Son , Ogden Nash
  12. 12. Sun N Son , Hasmukh Amathalal
  13. 13. E.P. Ode Pour L'Election De Son Sepulchre , Ezra Pound
  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. The Mother's Son , Rudyard Kipling
  20. 20. Mary's Son , Rudyard Kipling
  21. 21. Our Son , Denise Girod
  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. Son-Days , Henry Vaughan
  27. 27. Alec Yeaton's Son , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  28. 28. The Red Son , Carl Sandburg
  29. 29. The Butcher's Son , Thom Gunn
  30. 30. The Beauteous Flower - Son Of The Impris.. , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  31. 31. The North Star Whispers To The Blacksmit.. , Vachel Lindsay
  32. 32. The Only Son , Rudyard Kipling
  33. 33. The Prodigal Son , Rudyard Kipling
  34. 34. Mother And Son , Rose Falcone
  35. 35. * Mother-Son Unbroken Cord , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  36. 36. Father & Son , David Lewis Paget
  37. 37. Any Soldier To His Son , Anonymous English
  38. 38. On My First Son , Benjamin Jonson
  39. 39. Epitaph On Her Son H. P. , Katherine Philips
  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. The Son Who , Lonnie Hicks
  45. 45. "To My Son" , Mrs. Jacklynn MacKenzie
  46. 46. Jack Honest, Or The Widow And Her Son , William Topaz McGonagall
  47. 47. Without My Son , Nakia Crespin
  48. 48. My Son , Misty Talbot
  49. 49. Son , Robert William Service
  50. 50. The Son Of The Evening Star , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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