Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

50-50 - Poem by Langston Hughes

I’m all alone in this world, she said,
Ain’t got nobody to share my bed,
Ain’t got nobody to hold my hand—
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Comments about 50-50 by Langston Hughes

  • Tandalayah King (3/13/2016 8:13:00 PM)

    Lazy, lustful and selfish men who scheme to take advantage of lonely, lustful and giving women. The Bible is still true; nothing new Under the Sun... (Report) Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty Pranab K Chakraborty (2/21/2015 11:50:00 PM)

    Poem no doubt good by its message. But dilemma is head and mind perhaps reciprocate. Head without mind OR mind wothout head.....It can't be happened. Sometimes mind dominates head and sometimed head domintes mind. So it is by title 50-50. Mind hankering mixing, head demands conditions.50-50. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder Bernard Snyder (2/21/2015 1:06:00 PM)

    One of my favorite poem's of all time. All you've got to do is share your bed and your money. Cute! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (2/21/2015 8:13:00 AM)

    Ha-ha-ha witty love you Hughes (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/21/2015 5:52:00 AM)

    Confronting incompatible minds and hearts, what would that lead to? How nicely knitted in to a poem! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra Gajanan Mishra (9/30/2014 8:55:00 PM)

    How beautifully a serious matter is being told by a perfect poet that delighted all! (Report) Reply

  • Maddy Zoe (5/28/2014 2:47:00 PM)

    haha... what a funny poem... (Report) Reply

  • Shobana Gomes Shobana Gomes (4/30/2014 7:36:00 AM)

    LOL, a delightful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (4/24/2014 8:07:00 AM)

    A delightful write that is very true and
    does not leave one hanging on a cliff.
    Good write and very jazzy. (Report) Reply

  • Shania K. Younce Shania K. Younce (3/30/2014 4:52:00 PM)

    This is a really good poem. Bien! (Report) Reply

  • Gju Awf (10/10/2013 9:20:00 AM)

    trolololololololololol (Report) Reply

  • Gju Awf (10/10/2013 9:15:00 AM)

    saminamina ah ah waka waka ah ah (Report) Reply

  • Alvin Willis (5/28/2013 10:48:00 AM)

    Eventhough this poem was written decades still has that swagger that is found now....presently. (Report) Reply

  • Brianna James (4/22/2013 11:40:00 AM)

    This poem describes
    What goes on
    In these times (Report) Reply

  • Parker Schilling (12/6/2012 7:40:00 AM)

    Fitting for these times. Everyone's out for money and sex. (Report) Reply

  • Queen Nzingah (5/26/2012 5:15:00 PM)

    This is not only a very good poem, its name is incredibly fitting. Thank you Langston! (Report) Reply

  • Jacob Trinidad Jacob Trinidad (5/15/2012 5:18:00 PM)

    I have 50-50 with the truth
    With the world i have 1-99
    I need more world
    Not truth (Report) Reply

  • Mini Matt (4/12/2012 8:49:00 AM)

    way to be dead man
    from mini matt

    p.s. i like monkeys (Report) Reply

  • Boone Mccaw (1/26/2012 12:22:00 PM)

    Hi I'm Boone, and Langston Hughes is beast. (Report) Reply

  • Shyla Cureton (6/23/2011 10:27:00 AM)

    Sure enough, it takes sensible people and an awakening of what's to be 'brought to the table' as my Brother, Alias, 'Rigid' says. And it has hurt me because of what I do and do not have. Yet, it gives me a strong desire to awaken to have more to my relationship. But what I believe the author, Mr. Hughes, is wonderfully and poetically saying is in the title, for both sides as a man and a woman to have something to bring... Whatever it maybe, other than sex and advantageousness to the relationship... Thank You Mr. Langston Hughes for you Brilliance.... May You forever eat of Good fruits and dainties in Heaven. (Report) Reply

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