Minstrel Man

Langston Hughes

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Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter
And my throat
Is deep with song,
You do not think
I suffer after
I have held my pain
So long?

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter,
You do not hear
My inner cry?
Because my feet
Are gay with dancing,
You do not know
I die?

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  • vickycrc60839

    I really related to "Minstrel Man" when it says, "Because my mouth is wide with laughter, you do not hear my inner cry?"