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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

  • Rookie Natalie (2/22/2018 2:09:00 PM)

    I love this poem and read it for my teen age son who is now a man with two sons of his own. I've bought books by Langston Hughes. They are some of my favorites. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Ruby Richmond (2/20/2018 12:43:00 AM)

    I am 74 yrs old. Preparing to recite this poem on Sunday for black history. It will be done Well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yvonne Mapson (2/15/2018 2:28:00 PM)

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