Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Merry-Go-Round - Poem by Langston Hughes

Where is the Jim Crow section
On this merry-go-round,
Mister, cause I want to ride?
Down South where I come from
White and colored
Can't sit side by side.
Down South on the train
There's a Jim Crow car.
On the bus we're put in the back—
But there ain't no back
To a merry-go-round!
Where's the horse
For a kid that's black?


Comments about Merry-Go-Round by Langston Hughes

  • (5/22/2018 2:43:00 AM)


    Super poème j'adooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooore (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • (1/30/2018 7:34:00 AM)


    haha this is funny lol hahahaha (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2018 7:33:00 AM)


    lol this is sad lol i like it it funny (Report) Reply

    (11/2/2018 8:05:00 AM)

    YOUR SO F++++G LAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • (12/3/2017 5:18:00 PM)


    very meaningful and really expresses deep thoughts of the people (Report) Reply

  • (7/29/2017 11:49:00 AM)


    Great expression. love to read (Report) Reply

  • (7/24/2008 4:14:00 PM)


    well this poem seems to show just how creul segrigation truly was to african american, my names ryan and i live in idaho so i haven meet many african americans but i know that they are part of america too i salute too my black brothers.

    O.o sorry for any mis-spelin'szis
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    (6/24/2018 3:44:00 PM)

    Jesus Christ: you WERE lynched, sort of

    (2/15/2018 11:36:00 AM)

    The fact that this kid has never met a black person is truly one of saddest things i have ever heard and his misspelling makes me wish I was lynched.

  • (11/9/2006 2:44:00 PM)


    I LOVE this poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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