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Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Deceased


Harlem
Sent him home
in a long box-
Too dead
To know why:

The licker
Was lye.

Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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  • Rookie Brianna James (4/23/2013 12:11:00 PM)

    Death is sad
    It comes unseen
    When it happens
    Nothing can be done
    Though we wish to
    It is impossible
    To avoid a fate
    As cruel as death (Report) Reply

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