Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Ennui - Poem by Langston Hughes

It's such a
Bore
Being always
Poor.


Comments about Ennui by Langston Hughes

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/14/2017 12:43:00 PM)


    How sweet and small a poem can be.. you teach it so well. (Report) Reply

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  • Christopher Tye (7/7/2016 9:56:00 AM)


    Short and sweet and so much perfection in such a short verse. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/17/2015 2:58:00 AM)


    Small in size, big on impact. This is how I rate this poem. Lasting poverty can be a big irritant. (Report) Reply

  • (3/23/2012 12:37:00 PM)


    lack of income holds me back from life: ( (Report) Reply

  • (6/23/2011 7:45:00 PM)


    This is what I've found out to be the sho'nuff truth..... (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2011 1:42:00 PM)


    Short, Sweet, And To The Point. I Love It. It Tell The Truth! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2008 11:24:00 PM)


    yup! ! i know how it feel.. it keeps hold me back from my dreams... (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2007 3:12:00 PM)


    this is totally true, you aren't able to see or do as many things that you would want to when you have no money, i know from experience, oh well. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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