Tuesday, January 20, 2009

fitting

I, Too
By Langston Hughes

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.

5 comments:

The T-Dude said...

Amen sister...amen.

Dawn Johnson Warren said...

One of my favorite poets. Very appropriate, indeed.

Dingo said...

I love Langston Hughes and this poem is perfect. Good pick!

The Cleary's said...

Nice. It's been a while since I read this one.

Just added I post about toddlers that I almost dedicated to you since you "get" it :) My two year old is a terror...

Sharlene said...

I love that! Beautiful