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  • Langston Hughes

    My old man’s a white old man

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  • And my old mother’s black.

  • If ever I cursed my white old man

  • I take my curses back.

  • Langston Hughes

    If ever I cursed my black old mother

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  • And wished she were in hell,

  • I’m sorry for that evil wish

  • And now I wish her well.

  • Langston Hughes

    My old man died in a fine big house.

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  • My ma died in a shack.

  • I wonder where I’m gonna die,

  • Being neither white nor black?


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