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

  • Tom Allport (2/12/2017 3:35:00 PM)

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

    6 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Tomas Prato (12/26/2016 10:52:00 AM)


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

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 7, 2015


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