Sep 26 2009

Life is fine

Published by at 3:08 pm under Langston Hughes Love Poems

Life is Fine

Langston Hughes


I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn’t,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn’t a-been so cold
I might’ve sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.

I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn’t a-been so high
I might’ve jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I’m still here livin’,
I guess I will live on.
I could’ve died for love–
But for livin’ I was born

Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry–
I’ll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Life is fine”

  1. TRELon 25 Dec 2009 at 12:56 am

    wow!! i loved dat poem so much evrytiime i hear iit..iit remiindz me of all the thangz ii hav ben juz make me…..ugh!!…… :cry

  2. merrbbbon 23 Mar 2010 at 1:12 pm

    :cry 😕 :sigh :eek :upset :roll :p 🙂 :grin 😉 justing ebierrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr(:*ilove himhes my wifyyyy*8) :zzz :eek :roll :p 🙂 :p :roll :sigh 😕 :cry 🙁 😡 😉 8) :grin 🙂 :p :roll :zzz :upset 🙂 :grin 😉 :eek :eek :eek :upset :zzz 😉 :p 😕 :roll :p :eek :upset :zzz 8) 😉 🙂 🙂 :p :p :roll :eek :eek :upset :zzz 😡 🙁 :cry 😕 :sigh :roll :eek :upset [B]null[/B]

  3. aurelianeon 24 Dec 2010 at 6:28 am

    ??? ?????? ? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ????

  4. aurelianeon 24 Dec 2010 at 6:32 am

    GOSH! why didnt my 1st comment appear? what the feces is wrong with you people!? i wrote it in greek! i put i like the poem life is fine!!!??? ?????? ? ??? ?????? ????? ??? ????
    👿 :ninja:

  5. lifeon 31 Oct 2011 at 9:58 pm

    best poem ever heard

  6. jaiseeeeeee d000non 05 Dec 2011 at 3:34 am

    dis poem ryte hur….dat shit cray!!!!

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