Life For Me (My Adaptation Of Mother To Son By Langston Hughes)

Well boy, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no starry night
it's had too much darkness,
with no hopes of no light

with people wonderin around
lookin for something to wish for
because they look up,
and all they see
is darkness taking away their hopes and dreams
its nothing you can point to when you look up
it's only darkness that took over the stars above
but don't sit there and wait
for a star to show
be the light in the night,
the person that will glow
cuz' i've been shinin
this little light of mine
and life for me ain't been no starry night
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
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COMMENTS
SHIRLEY E. BARNES 11 April 2019
This is the WORST reading of this poem that I have ever heard.
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Segun Johnson Ozique 02 February 2013
Environment, background or disability is no excuse; shine your little lamp as best as you can and you just might see you sitting with the stars someday...without having anyone to look up to, you still can be who you want to be, just try is all I see this poem say you do. Inspiring, thank you, Langston.
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