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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 - 42,155 Points Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/6/2017 1:58:00 PM)

    But all the time
    I'se been a-climbin' on,
    And reachin' landin's,
    And turnin' corners,
    And sometimes goin' in the dark
    Nicely penned.
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  • Gold Star - 7,449 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,447 Points Bichitra Anand (5/6/2017 4:19:00 AM)

    Last line is impressive applicable to mothers. (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. Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married.. , Judith Viorst
  11. 11. Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear , Robert Burns
  12. 12. Fawn's Foster-Mother , Robinson Jeffers
  13. 13. I Ask My Mother To Sing , Li-Young Lee
  14. 14. My Mother , Claude McKay
  15. 15. What A Mother Should Be , carlisa smith
  16. 16. Mother, Among The Dustbins , Stevie Smith
  17. 17. My Mother Was Fortune, My Father Generos.. , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  18. 18. To My Mother , George Barker
  19. 19. Child And Mother , Eugene Field
  20. 20. Prayer For A New Mother , Dorothy Parker
  21. 21. Mother And Poet , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  22. 22. My Mother , Francis Ledwidge
  23. 23. Sonnet To My Mother , George Barker
  24. 24. A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter , Henry Timrod
  25. 25. Mother And Babe , Walt Whitman
  26. 26. O Germany, Pale Mother! , Bertolt Brecht
  27. 27. Mom (Mother Mother Mother Mother Mother) , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  28. 28. To My Mother , Robert Louis Stevenson
  29. 29. Mother And Child , Eugene Field
  30. 30. Pensive On Her Dead Gazing, I Heard The .. , Walt Whitman
  31. 31. To Mother , Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva
  32. 32. Young Mother , Robert William Service
  33. 33. The Chimney-Sweeper: When My Mother Died.. , William Blake
  34. 34. Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel , Walter Savage Landor
  35. 35. The Slave Mother , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  36. 36. The Virgin Mother , David Herbert Lawrence
  37. 37. Nature The Gentlest Mother Is , Emily Dickinson
  38. 38. The Mother Mourns , Thomas Hardy
  39. 39. The Slave Mother , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  40. 40. Mother Nature , Sylvia Chidi
  41. 41. Monologue Of A Mother , David Herbert Lawrence
  42. 42. The Mother , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  43. 43. A Young Child And His Pregnant Mother , Delmore Schwartz
  44. 44. Our Mother Pocahontas , Vachel Lindsay
  45. 45. Mother Earth , Henry Van Dyke
  46. 46. The Song Of The Old Mother , William Butler Yeats
  47. 47. His Mother , Isabella Valancy Crawford
  48. 48. The Mother Of A Poet , Sara Teasdale
  49. 49. The Mother , Robert William Service
  50. 50. Nature, The Gentlest Mother, , Emily Dickinson
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