Saturday, February 2, 2013

Democracy by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes would have been 111 yesterday.

Democracy by Langston Hughes:

Democracy will not come
Today, this year
Nor ever
Through compromise and fear. 
I have as much right
As the other fellow has
To stand
On my two feet
And own the land. 
I tire so of hearing people say,
Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I'm dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow's bread. 
Is a strong seed
In a great need. 
I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.

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