Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Me And The Mule - Poem by Langston Hughes

My old mule,
He's gota grin on his face.
He's been a mule so long
He's forgotten about his race.

I'm like that old mule --
Black -- and don't give a damn!
You got to take me
Like I am.

Comments about Me And The Mule by Langston Hughes

  • Rajnish Manga (5/7/2016 3:44:00 AM)

    So thoughtful and straightforward 'You got to take me... Like I am. Powerful metaphor used by the poet. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/27/2010 5:38:00 AM)

    powerful poem. thanks for sharing. md. come visit my poems too (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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