Langston Hughes in 1925
by Langston Hughes
[first published as “My People” in the June 1922 issue of Crisis]
Loud laughers in the hands of Fate–
Nurses of babies,
Loaders of ships,
Comedians in vaudeville
And band-men in circuses–
God! What dancers!
God! What singers!
Singers and dancers
Dancers and laughers.
Yes, laughers . . . laughers . . . laughers–
Loud-mouthed laughers in the hands
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