Minstrel Man

by Langston Hughes

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter
And my throat
Is deep with song,
You do not think
I suffer after
I have held my pain
So long?

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter,
You do not hear
My inner cry?
Because my feet
Are gay with dancing,
You do not know
I die?

I love this poem. It so well describes who I am. I’m thinking of writing another entry later on today, with my essay. And that will continue for a few days. So… lots of posts this week.

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