Genius Child Poem by Langston Hughes

Genius Child

Rating: 3.8

This is a song for the genius child.
Sing it softly, for the song is wild.
Sing it softly as ever you can -
Lest the song get out of hand.

<i>Nobody loves a genius child.</i>

Can you love an eagle,
Tame or wild?
Can you love an eagle,
Wild or tame?
Can you love a monster
Of frightening name?

<i>Nobody loves a genius child.</i>

<i>Kill him</i> - and let his soul run wild.

Alvin Willis 29 May 2013

I love this powerful yet filled with humility.

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Leslie Sharp 23 November 2014

This poem was great why do people hate! Because of fear, jealousy, envy I get sick of the same old song over and over! Always the same what do they what from me!

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Destiny Perkins 08 June 2015

I sometimes feel this way.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 14 October 2017

Sing it softly, for the song is wild. Sing it softly as ever you can - Lest the song get out of hand. Lovely.

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Bhargabi Dei Mahakul 07 June 2018

Wow! Really this a beautiful, innocent and soft song for a child which is very motivational poem. If no one loves a genius child this provokes thought and brings sadness. Soul of genius child ever shines. A marvelous poem is chosen on this day as modern poem of the day....10

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Edward Kofi Louis 07 June 2018

Sing it Softly! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Idiotic Idiot 07 June 2018

Can't you even write a prpoer comment.

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Muzahidul Reza 07 June 2018

Sounds great, well done by Langston Hughes

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riza braholli 07 June 2018

Nobody loves a genius child.//Kill him - and let his soul run wild. (I'm sorry for my English) Dear Langston Hughes, I think that there is no need to say more about the essence of the reality of our human society that nobody loves. I like the trembling nervousness that unloads all your rage for this human destiny. Find the baby you love after dying. Riza

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Mahtab Bangalee 07 June 2018

full poem is mysterious!

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