Langston Hughes (1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)
been scared and battered.
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me,
Sun has baked me,
Looks like between 'em they done
Tried to make me
Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'--
But I don't care!
I'm still here!
Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003
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