Democracy will not come
Today, this year
Through compromise and fear.
I have as much right
As the other fellow has
On my two feet
And own the land.
I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I'm dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.
Is a strong seed
In a great need.
I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.
Hughes believed in the potential of all people. President Obama will prove the truths of his beliefs.
Never heard more truthful, passionate, angry (but controlled) , heart fluttering words spoken ever before.
This poem makes me so proud to be African American. It really shows the progress we've made and will continue to make.
This poem is very real and deep in meaning
Statement is really a great feeling dear poet Hughes.
I do not need my freedom --------tomorrow's bread..
'I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.'---A great poem on democracy.
I live here, too. I want freedom just as you great lines of poetry
Love it! ! ! His words are true but yet he seems angry on how the government was run back then only if he was here today he would realize that our freedom is strong and we got thinks that would might never happen. My point is even if we are free, we will never be free if we let people bring us down. Freedom come with a cost! And freedom is still costing us today...