Poem of the Month – November

I, Too

By Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.

They send me to eat in the kitchen

When company comes, But I laugh,

And eat well,

And grow strong.

Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table

When company comes.

Nobody’ll dare

Say to me,

“Eat in the kitchen,”

Then.

Besides,

They’ll see how beautiful I am

And be ashamed–

I, too, am America.

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One thought on “Poem of the Month – November

  1. Ms. Jenkins,

    Clayton forgot his math homework today. Do you have a link where I could print it out?

    Thanks,
    Janee Rasmussen

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