The Blues Poem by Langston Hughes

The Blues

Rating: 3.3

When the shoe strings break
On both your shoes
And you're in a hurry-
That's the blues.

When you go to buy a candy bar
And you've lost the dime you had-
Slipped through a hole in your pocket somewhere-
That's the blues, too, and bad!

Submitted by Denice Jackson

Ryan Lodrick 16 February 2010

The blues poem is the best so i love it and it is interesting.

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Dawn Fuzan 13 May 2014

Well written poem again here

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Kim Barney 27 September 2015

This is a good poem, but Langston Hughes wrote many poems better than this one. Too bad one of them was not chosen instead.

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Seema Jayaraman 27 September 2015

Brought a smile to the face.. haven't we so many similar situations..

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Ratnakar Mandlik 27 September 2015

Very nice. It is the most lovable poem. Thanks for sharing.

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Wolo ChapoEL AMo 07 April 2022

The last sentence just messed it up

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wolo chapo 07 April 2022

the last sentence just messed it up

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Susan Williams 27 September 2015

I like a light-heated poem occasionally. It's good for the soul to be reminded that simple everyday frustrations need to be left behind us with a laugh and a shake of the head. It's good for the human race to be reminded that, be we American, French, Arab, or Eskimo, we have experienced similar frustrations as well as deep joys and deep sorrows.

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