Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Let America be America Again"

A number of friends have recently emailed Langston Hughes' wonderful poem, "Let America Be America Again," which is so inspiring with Barack Obama's election. I just wanted to add to the swelling hearts and share it, too.

As Hughes says:
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.
Let America be America again.
And while it was sadly too often true for Hughes that: "(America never was America to me.)"
Now, I hope, Hughes would find that America could be America for him.


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