Every good and perfect gift is from above.
~James 1:17

Sunday, February 01, 2009

I, Too, Sing America

I found this poem written by Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) on the Desiring God blog today in honor of the poet's birthday.

I, Too

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat in the kitchen,"

They'll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed--

I too am America

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