Thursday, 27 November 2014

TOMORROW IS BLACK FRIDAY (Also a poem from Langston Hughes)

Tomorrow is Black Friday.

In the USA Black Friday is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, the day when families drive to the shopping malls. The call has gone out across the nation to block the highways.

Yesterday President Obama was worried. Fear was stamped on his anguished face. He doesn't want to see more cities being torched but his heart feels for America's underdogs. He concludes his address with the words: "Your President is with You."

Here is a famous poem from American poet Langston Hughes (1902-1967) who founded a poetry group  in Harlem in 1925 and published an article The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain.


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

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