Chai’s Favorite poem
Mother to Son
Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tack in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
But all the tome
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s.
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back,
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey.
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no cryatal stair.
This poem was my favorite poem that he wrote. The poem relates to me and my life and can be easily
related to others since in this poem it talks of a mother supporting and guiding her son in life. She tells him not to give
up and that life is not crystal clear and life is hard and not easy.
Throughout his whole life, his parents where really never there for him due to his mother constantly
looking for a job to support the family and herself along his father living in Mexico in order to study and become a lawyer
and having been left with his grandma made him quite shy until living with the Reed’s after the death of his grandma.
Hughes gave up his career of writing from time to time but his love for it stayed in him but he never gave up it and final