Thursday, February 12, 2009

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

Angola Question Mark

Don't know why I,
Black,
Must still stand
With my back
To the last frontier
Of fear
In my own land.

Don't know why I,
Must turn into
A Mau Mau
And lift my hand
Against my fellow man
To live in my own land.

But it is so-
And being so
I know
For you and me
There's
Woe.

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