Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Question [1] - Poem by Langston Hughes

When the old junk man Death
Comes to gather up our bodies
And toss them into the sack of oblivion,
I wonder if he will find
The corpse of a white multi-millionaire
Worth more pennies of eternity,
Than the black torso of
A Negro cotton-picker.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010



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