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As I Grew Older - Poem by Langston Hughes

It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun—
My dream.
And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky—
The wall.
Shadow.
I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My hands!
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun!


Comments about As I Grew Older by Langston Hughes

  • Rookie - 75 Points Peter Gunn (5/17/2016 2:09:00 PM)

    Very inspiring, thank you (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 12,984 Points Subhas Chandra Chakra (5/7/2016 3:10:00 AM)

    Amazing, amusing. Lovely and a thought provoking poem.
    It made me think about dreams, aspirations, pursuing goals in life and ageing from birth to death.
    Nice one. Thanks. Subhas (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,223 Points Vivek Kumar (4/25/2016 10:07:00 PM)

    what a fantastic poem...! ! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Identity

  1. 1. As I Grew Older , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. Alone , Maya Angelou
  3. 3. Minstrel Man , Langston Hughes
  4. 4. A Dialogue Of Self And Soul , William Butler Yeats
  5. 5. The Road Not Taken , Robert Frost
  6. 6. Richard Cory , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  7. 7. I Am Of Ireland , William Butler Yeats
  8. 8. With An Identity Disc , Wilfred Owen
  9. 9. Identity , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  10. 10. I'M Nobody! Who Are You? , Emily Dickinson
  11. 11. Storm-Racked , Amy Lowell
  12. 12. Man And The Echo , William Butler Yeats
  13. 13. Much Madness Is Divinest Sense , Emily Dickinson
  14. 14. A Cicada Shell , Matsuo Basho
  15. 15. O Me! O Life! , Walt Whitman
  16. 16. Ego Dominus Tuus , William Butler Yeats
  17. 17. Song Of Myself, I , Walt Whitman
  18. 18. Bliss Of Identity , Sri Aurobindo
  19. 19. I Should Love To Be Loved , Endre Ady
  20. 20. Shepherd And Goatherd , William Butler Yeats
  21. 21. Identity: A Sonnet , Gerard Addington D Arcy Irvine
  22. 22. I Am He! , Adi Shankaracharya
  23. 23. Identity , William Stanley Merwin
  24. 24. Identity Card , Mahmoud Darwish
  25. 25. Revelation , Sri Chinmoy Ghose
  26. 26. Eyes Fastened With Pins , Charles Simic
  27. 27. Autobiography (Polish It Like A Piece Of.. , Richard Brautigan
  28. 28. Real Poem (Personal Statement) , Rachel Zucker
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