Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

God

Poem by Langston Hughes

I am God—
Without one friend,
Alone in my purity
World without end.
Below me young lovers
Tread the sweet ground—
But I am God—
I cannot come down.
Spring!
Life is love!
Love is life only!
Better to be human
Than God—and lonely.

Topic(s) of this poem: God


Comments about God by Langston Hughes

  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (7/25/2020 9:29:00 PM)

    Life is love!
    Love is life only!
    Better to be human
    Than God—and lonely.
    A thought out poem, rationally done
    poetic fun,(Report)Reply

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  • Paresh ChakraParesh Chakra (11/27/2018 4:27:00 AM)

    It is a good poem 10+++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Gennesy (5/2/2018 8:28:00 PM)

    i love the poem keep up the good work! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Tazzy (4/2/2018 11:31:00 AM)

    Since I believe in the Trinity, I know God is never lonely. But I love how Hughes takes the time to explore what it might be like to be God and think about how he might feel in God's place. He wasn't afraid to think about his faith, or what he believed, and to ask questions. And he asked his best questions in poems.(Report)Reply

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  • Zoukini (2/28/2018 11:10:00 AM)

    You are definitely not god you piece of smelly crapAlready ReportedReply

    ]: -((2/17/2019 10:14:00 AM)

    He's putting himself in God's point of view. Maybe God is lonely? Maybe he wishes he could experience life such as we do? ? Don't disrespect a remarkable poet and writer such as Langston ever again.

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  • Good guy (2/13/2018 10:30:00 AM)

    I love this poem, I recommend to everyone.(Report)Reply

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  • rtgipuwrhtghwrtiwrg (12/1/2017 8:56:00 AM)

    this is a very good poem about christanity and if you dont like just dont comment(Report)Reply

    Mary Blithe(12/16/2017 6:46:00 PM)

    Why christianity? God is universal.

    5 person liked.
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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (10/14/2017 12:49:00 PM)

    But I am God—
    I cannot come down.

    Simple, lovely, enjoyable.(Report)Reply

    6 person liked.
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  • Tom Allport (2/12/2017 3:35:00 PM)

    a thoughtful poem about god and god alone?(Report)Reply

    12 person liked.
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  • Tomas PratoTomas Prato (12/26/2016 10:52:00 AM)

    Absolutely third rate and boring. Langston was a loner and a loser.(Report)Reply

    Good guy(2/13/2018 10:30:00 AM)

    What's wrong with you?

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 7, 2015