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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Poetry Corner #7

Well it has been a very long time since I did a poetry post. I will try to post a poem at least every other week but hopefully weekly.

I had to memorize this poem for a recitation and I really liked it so here it is.

As I grew Older
     By: Langston Hughes

It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun--
My dream.
And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky--
The wall.
I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My hands!
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun! 

Hope you enjoyed the poem!


  1. I love reading Langston Hughes' poems. They're just purely awesome.

    1. I love Langston Hughes poems I will probably have more in the future!