Minstrel Man

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter
And my throat
Is deep with song,
You do not think
I suffer after
I have held my pain
So long?

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter,
You do not hear
My inner cry?
Because my feet
Are gay with dancing,
You do not know
I die?

by Langston Hughes

Comments (5)

Yea Truth, and Justice then Will down return to men, The harbinger of peace appeared, announcing good will to men. The world longingly waits for the final fulfillment of that beautiful sentiment. This is a prodigious work, every line filled with allegory and rich imagery. A standard bearer well worthy of striving after.
Bright-harnest Angles sit in order serviceable A great hymn on the morning. Thanks for sharing it here.
Anthems of life! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
A great poem on Jesus Christ and it is from the famous poet and it is great.
The birth of Jesus Christ, redeemer of the human race described with poetic genius, literary excellence and words of choice for the purpose that is so very enjoyable to the average reader of poetry -the mark of a bard with innate skill and word-painting capabilities.