Explore Poems GO!

Po' Boy Blues

Rating: 3.1

When I was home de
Sunshine seemed like gold.
When I was home de
Sunshine seemed like gold.
Since I come up North de
Whole damn world's turned cold.

I was a good boy,
Never done no wrong.
Yes, I was a good boy,

Never done no wrong,
Read More

READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Greg Cieslik 08 March 2010

Great rhythm! First time I read this I just had to pick up my guitar and put some blues behind it.

10 5 Reply
Yoj Ca 05 May 2006

this is really a good poem! it reminds me of a guy that i really like. He made me lose my mind. and he broke my heart.

9 4 Reply
Kentucky Refugee 27 December 2007

Langston Hughes has such a great sense of rhythm. This blues piece shoiuld be set to music.

9 3 Reply
Michael Walker 28 August 2019

The colloquialisms and deliberate misspellings-'po', 'de', 'an', 'ma'-give the poem realism. Words spoken as the character would have said them. His story of coming north, falling in love with a girl who made him lose his money, is a sad one. I like the monologue very much, however.

0 0 Reply
Me Poet Yeps Poet 10 May 2019

Lead kindly into the night with hubby aright be faithful all night and life be a good wife nothing and no one but your husband is right he will take care of you only if you always lead him KINDLY into the night till twilight all your life and I was right me poet yeps poet

0 0 Reply
Me Poet Yeps Poet 10 May 2019

Lead Kindly Into The Night - Poem by me poet yeps poet I once composed LEAD GENTLY INTO THE NIGHT A poem for a Virgin who was always afraid of a man was married and taken away to a far off land she had none of her trusted ones at hand thus I spoke CONTD

0 0 Reply
~~~~~~ 18 January 2019

Honestly, this is a mood

0 0 Reply
Brian Jani 28 April 2014

I like this poem, its interesting

2 4 Reply