Sunday, July 17, 2011

Langston Hughes- GENIUS CHILD

Genius Child

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This is a song for the genius child.
Sing it softly, for the song is wild.
Sing it softly as ever you can -
Lest the song get out of hand.

Nobody loves a genius child.

Can you love an eagle,
Tame or wild?
Can you love an eagle,
Wild or tame?
Can you love a monster
Of frightening name?

Nobody loves a genius child.

Kill him - and let his soul run wild.

Langston Hughes

1 comment:

theoncominghope said...

Great post! It's unfortunate that Langston Hughes' more heart-breaking work continues to be so relevant.

On the London Riots: Langston Hughes "Harlem" http://bit.ly/ou6bI0

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