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Life Is Fine

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I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.

I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn't a-been so high
I might've jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I'm still here livin',
I guess I will live on.
I could've died for love--
But for livin' I was born

Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry--
I'll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!
COMMENTS
Sanvi Tawade 04 August 2020
It is very nice. I likeed it.
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Marcelo Peter Munga 05 April 2019
this theme it has been approached nice with an outstanding write. good work, keep it up.
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YOU DUMMY 22 March 2021
YOU DUMMY HE'S BEEN DEAD FOR 50+ YEARS
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Susan Williams 13 April 2018
I like the way he approached this topic with humor. Had me chuckling while he was putting his point across. Excellent!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 13 April 2018
Beautiful poem on life with an outstanding write. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
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Anil Kumar Panda 13 April 2018
Such a beautiful poem on life. Flow, concept and rhyming are outstanding. Enjoyed from fist line to last. Thanks for sharing.
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Banamala Sen 13 April 2018
What a beautiful way of looking at life! Excellent!
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Kim Barney 13 April 2018
The system wouldn't let me finish my comment because it was too long, so I will try to finish it here: The three stanzas I mentioned in the book were like this (and remember that they are also supposed to be in Italics) : But it was Cold in that water! It was cold! But it was High up there! It was high! Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!
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Lantz Pierre 13 April 2018
Thank you for the care and attention that the administrators here so often fail to apply.
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Kim Barney 13 April 2018
A fine poem by Langston Hughes, but would have been even better if Poem Hunter had kept the original form. I have a book of poems by Hughes, and it shows the third, sixth, and ninth stanzas of this poem in Italics (which I can't do here, and maybe neither can PH, and that's why they didn't do it?)
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Haoran T 13 April 2018
So since I'm still here livin', I guess I will live on. I could've died for love- But for livin' I was born Such an inspiring poem!
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Bernard F. Asuncion 13 April 2018
Such a fine poem by Langston Hughes??????
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ME 22 March 2021
From the early 1900's
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