Poetry Spotlight: I, Too, Sing America

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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.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–

I, too, am America.

by Langston Hughes

One of my favorite poets!!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Willie Stylez
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 16:38:16

    Great poem! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  2. Aurie
    Sep 29, 2012 @ 19:19:21

    I remember reading this one back in undergrad and I too saw that movie SunnyD.

    Reply

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