Peace Poem by Langston Hughes


Rating: 2.7

We passed their graves:
The dead men there,
Winners or losers,
Did not care.
In the dark
They could not see
Who had gained
The victory.


Death is the great equalizer. The rabid, rugged reality is that both winners and losers die. Yet winners continue to live because others learn to win by studying their legacy. Never face life with fatalism simply because we all shall die. Live like the winner that you are today and every day!

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Kali Rynearson 10 December 2013

It's about the casualties of war. The soldiers die for victory, while the politicians sit back and triumph

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Timmy Chen 01 June 2013

Are you saying that winners are better? Because the way i see it is that this poem is about how it doesnt matter who wins or loses

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Suryendu Chaudhury 12 October 2020

Death removes all earthly distinctions between who is whom. All are equal in the eyes of death.

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PoemHunterDOOD 03 April 2019

Dude, this is sad, and depressing, I mean i'm trying not a hate, but I hate it -_- but I'm using this for my project 'cause how sad this is; 3

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hehehe 10 January 2019

:) hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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yee master 10 January 2019

in the shadows i will find you

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Aditya 23 July 2018

What is the moral of this poem

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