January 9th, 2017

poetry, exceptindreams

Democracy | Langston Hughes

“Democracy”
Langston Hughes

Democracy will not come
Today, this year
         Nor ever
Through compromise and fear.
I have as much right
As the other fellow has
         To stand
On my own two feet
And own the land.
I tire so of hearing people say,Let things take their course.
Tomorrow is another day.
I do not need my freedom when I’m dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread.
         Freedom
         Is a strong seed
         Planted
         In a great need.
         Listen, America—
         I live here, too.
         I want freedom
         Just as you.