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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

  • Bronze Star - 2,241 Points Doris Cornago (7/17/2017 2:24:00 AM)

    I like this poem. It reminds me of my mom before me and myself now. Unpretentious and full of wisdom. :) (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 665 Points Bichitra Anand (5/6/2017 4:19:00 AM)

    Last line is impressive applicable to mothers. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,430 Points Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:57:00 PM)

    this is so good. peace (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. To My Mother , Edgar Allan Poe
  6. 6. A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississi.. , Gwendolyn Brooks
  7. 7. Mother Doesn'T Want A Dog , Judith Viorst
  8. 8. Mother O' Mine , Rudyard Kipling
  9. 9. The Sad Mother , Gabriela Mistral
  10. 10. What A Mother Should Be , carlisa smith
  11. 11. My Mother , Claude McKay
  12. 12. Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married.. , Judith Viorst
  13. 13. To My Mother , George Barker
  14. 14. I Ask My Mother To Sing , Li-Young Lee
  15. 15. Mother And Poet , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  16. 16. Child And Mother , Eugene Field
  17. 17. Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear , Robert Burns
  18. 18. Prayer For A New Mother , Dorothy Parker
  19. 19. My Mother Was Fortune, My Father Generos.. , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  20. 20. Fawn's Foster-Mother , Robinson Jeffers
  21. 21. Mom (Mother Mother Mother Mother Mother) , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  22. 22. Mother, Among The Dustbins , Stevie Smith
  23. 23. Young Mother , Robert William Service
  24. 24. Sonnet To My Mother , George Barker
  25. 25. The Mother , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  26. 26. My Mother , Francis Ledwidge
  27. 27. O Germany, Pale Mother! , Bertolt Brecht
  28. 28. Mother And Babe , Walt Whitman
  29. 29. A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter , Henry Timrod
  30. 30. To My Mother , Robert Louis Stevenson
  31. 31. Mother And Child , Eugene Field
  32. 32. Pensive On Her Dead Gazing, I Heard The .. , Walt Whitman
  33. 33. A Young Child And His Pregnant Mother , Delmore Schwartz
  34. 34. The Chimney-Sweeper: When My Mother Died.. , William Blake
  35. 35. To Mother , Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva
  36. 36. Nature The Gentlest Mother Is , Emily Dickinson
  37. 37. Mother Nature , Sylvia Chidi
  38. 38. Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel , Walter Savage Landor
  39. 39. The Virgin Mother , David Herbert Lawrence
  40. 40. Monologue Of A Mother , David Herbert Lawrence
  41. 41. 00 - My Mother , Vikram G. Aarella
  42. 42. Mother On Mothers Day , Joanne Bailey Baxter
  43. 43. The Slave Mother , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  44. 44. Our Mother Pocahontas , Vachel Lindsay
  45. 45. To: An African Mother, From: A Malnouris.. , .Pd. is here
  46. 46. Mother Earth , Henry Van Dyke
  47. 47. His Mother , Isabella Valancy Crawford
  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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