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Happy National Poetry Month! Can you believe there’s only 11 days left in April?
Anyways, today’s poem from my favorite anthology is once again by Langston Hughes.
“Let America Be America Again” was written in 1935 during the Great Depression.
It’s a powerful poem about inequality and oppression. All the while, firm in the determination in making the American dream available to all. Truly a poem as relatable today as it was then. A timeless poem as no form of government is perfect. And have times where it failed, persecuted, marginalized and oppressed it’s own people.
I want to say it here and now. No matter your political/gender/racial/immigration/sexual stance. I will not allow or condone any slurs and bashing. Nor name calling, derogatory and negative speech against anyone in the comments.
Although, I’m not a religious person, I’m a firm believer in Ephesians 4:29. Basically, ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.’