Thank you Belle of Writes
Mother to Son
By Langston Hughes
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor --
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turning corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
And...Read: Poetry is Rebellion...
Perhaps the duties of the poet have been the same throughout
history...poetry is rebellion...we poets hate hatred and make war on war.