Mother To Son Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


Well son I'll tell youA
Life for me ain't been no crystal stairB
It's had tacks in itC
And splintersD
And boards torn upE
And places with no carpet on the floorF
But all the timeG
I'se been a climbin' onH
And reachin' landin'sD
And turnin' cornersD
And sometimes goin' in the darkI
Where there ain't been no lightJ
So boy don't you turn backK
Don't you set down on the stepsD
'Cause you finds it's kinder hardL
Don't you fall nowM
For I'se still goin' honeyN
I'se still climbin'N
And life for me ain't been no crystal stairB

Langston Hughes


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