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Mother To Son - Poem by Langston Hughes

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.


Comments about Mother To Son by Langston Hughes

  • Gold Star - 7,983 Points Sylva-onyema Uba (1/26/2017 6:18:00 AM)

    The poem unveils a great message coming from the state of experience to the state of innocence. It articulates a fine blend of imageries. Sylva-Onyema Uba. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 89,486 Points Chinedu Dike (1/14/2017 8:11:00 PM)

    Practical and insightfully advice with good metaphors. A delight to read. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,873 Points Tom Allport (12/24/2016 11:16:00 AM)

    the best advice a mother could give to her child to survive in the world to day (Report) Reply

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Poems About Mother

  1. 1. Mother To Son , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. The Negro Mother , Langston Hughes
  3. 3. The Mother , Gwendolyn Brooks
  4. 4. In Memory Of My Mother , Patrick Kavanagh
  5. 5. A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississi.. , Gwendolyn Brooks
  6. 6. To My Mother , Edgar Allan Poe
  7. 7. Mother Doesn'T Want A Dog , Judith Viorst
  8. 8. The Sad Mother , Gabriela Mistral
  9. 9. Mother O' Mine , Rudyard Kipling
  10. 10. I Ask My Mother To Sing , Li-Young Lee
  11. 11. My Mother , Claude McKay
  12. 12. Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear , Robert Burns
  13. 13. Fawn's Foster-Mother , Robinson Jeffers
  14. 14. Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married.. , Judith Viorst
  15. 15. Child And Mother , Eugene Field
  16. 16. Prayer For A New Mother , Dorothy Parker
  17. 17. Mother, Among The Dustbins , Stevie Smith
  18. 18. My Mother Was Fortune, My Father Generos.. , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  19. 19. What A Mother Should Be , carlisa smith
  20. 20. Mother And Poet , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  21. 21. Sonnet To My Mother , George Barker
  22. 22. To My Mother , George Barker
  23. 23. O Germany, Pale Mother! , Bertolt Brecht
  24. 24. My Mother , Francis Ledwidge
  25. 25. Mom (Mother Mother Mother Mother Mother) , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  26. 26. Mother And Babe , Walt Whitman
  27. 27. To My Mother , Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. 28. A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter , Henry Timrod
  29. 29. Mother And Child , Eugene Field
  30. 30. Monologue Of A Mother , David Herbert Lawrence
  31. 31. Pensive On Her Dead Gazing, I Heard The .. , Walt Whitman
  32. 32. A Young Child And His Pregnant Mother , Delmore Schwartz
  33. 33. To Mother , Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva
  34. 34. The Virgin Mother , David Herbert Lawrence
  35. 35. The Chimney-Sweeper: When My Mother Died.. , William Blake
  36. 36. Young Mother , Robert William Service
  37. 37. His Mother , Isabella Valancy Crawford
  38. 38. The Slave Mother , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  39. 39. Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel , Walter Savage Landor
  40. 40. Mother Nature , Sylvia Chidi
  41. 41. The Mother , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  42. 42. Nature The Gentlest Mother Is , Emily Dickinson
  43. 43. The Slave Mother , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  44. 44. Our Mother Pocahontas , Vachel Lindsay
  45. 45. Mother Mind , Julia Ward Howe
  46. 46. Mother Earth , Henry Van Dyke
  47. 47. Nature, The Gentlest Mother, , Emily Dickinson
  48. 48. The Mother Mourns , Thomas Hardy
  49. 49. The Mother Of A Poet , Sara Teasdale
  50. 50. The Mother , Robert William Service
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