Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Lonesome Place - Poem by Langston Hughes

I got to leave this town.
It’s a lonesome place.
Got to leave this town cause
It’s a lonesome place.
A po’, po’ boy can’t
Find a friendly face.

Goin’ down to de river
Flowin’ deep an’ slow.
Goin’ down to de river
Deep an’ slow-
Cause there ain’t no worries
Where de waters go.

I’m weary, weary,
Weary, as I can be.
Weary, weary,
Weary as can be.
This life’s so weary,
‘S’ bout to overcome me.


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  • (4/13/2017 11:29:00 PM)


    A short and sweet poem with depth and throwing light on an important aspect of human psyche. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010



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