Mother To Son Poem

Mother to Son

Author: James Langston Hughes [1902-1967]

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor —
Bare.
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So, boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps.
‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now —
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

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A classic poem of encouragement and advice from Mother to Son. It conveys the struggeles of life and the positive attitude one should assume … life is worth living by always keeping the head up and never giving up.

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  1. Irma says:

    Yes never give up . I like it

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