Monday, April 19, 2010

Poetry | Langston Hughes "As I Grew Older"

Red landscape Pictures, Images and Photos

As I Grew Older

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! 

-Langston Hughes

...I think I got my mojo back. ;)


Tuesdai Noelle said...


LHughes never gets old but more and more inspirational. And I'm LOVIN' the new header, FETCH. Someone really needs to make fetch work...but we know it never will hehehe. Have a fab day :)

blog said...

very inspirational. I found myself going through several of his poems last night and thought that one was a perfect match for the pic.

lol @ fetch. ..If we say it enough, we can do it. & Thank Youu ;)

Enjoy your day as well -xo