Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Po' Boy Blues - Poem by Langston Hughes

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,
But this world is weary
An' de road is hard an' long.

I fell in love with
A gal I thought was kind.
Fell in love with
A gal I thought was kind.
She made me lose ma money
An' almost lose ma mind.

Weary, weary,
Weary early in de morn.
Weary, weary,
Early, early in de morn.
I's so weary
I wish I'd never been born.


Comments about Po' Boy Blues by Langston Hughes

  • Brian Jani (4/28/2014 3:00:00 PM)


    I like this poem, its interesting (Report) Reply

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  • (3/8/2010 4:40:00 PM)


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

  • (12/27/2007 1:26:00 AM)


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

  • (5/5/2006 9:00:00 PM)


    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. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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