Two by Langston Hughes

these two poems by Langston Hughes are from KnopfDoubleDay “Poem-A-Day” April 2010

Black Workers

The bees work.
Their work is taken from them.
We are like the bees—
But it won’t last
Forever.

Black Dancers

We
Who have nothing to lose
Must sing and dance
Before the riches
Of the world
Overcome
Us.

We
Who have nothing to lose
Must laugh and dance
Lest our laughter
Goes from
Us.

Read more from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

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