Hello Everyone!! I have immensely enjoyed this class, as I am sure most of us have! I would like to share with you all my extra credit work for the Langston Hughes poem. I AM NOT LANGSTON HUGHES and in no way do I intend to be. But my dad says that everyone has a lover, poetic, and crazy side so I enjoy writing poems from time to time. Here is a poem as my response for "Let America be America Again." Let me know what you think!
Let America be America Again?
Why is this not America now?
No, for in America there is no strain.
No one to a man's dream disallow.
Mr. Hughes explains it well.
Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed.
Yes, this America, only in a dream can dwell.
A dream that is hope-faith-courage-equality-freedom-themed.
This America is beautiful and Utopia-like.
This America takes your dreams, and it makes them your life.
But what good is a dream in reality alike?
If when I turn to either side, our world is in strife?
There is no equality, no true freedom.
This America is far from what we want for everyone.
The America we need will hold you in its palm.
And protect and reward you for everything you've done.
This America is like no other.
This America would break the mold and happiness would sprout.
But I am a mere admirer and would very much rather.
That you read "Let America be America Again" and see what I'm talking about.