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As I Grew Older

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes


It was a long time ago.
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Langston Hughes


I have almost forgotten my dream.
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Langston Hughes


But it was there then,
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Langston Hughes


In front of me,
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Langston Hughes


Bright like a sun—
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Langston Hughes


My dream.
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Langston Hughes


And then the wall rose,
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Langston Hughes


Rose slowly,
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Langston Hughes


Slowly,
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Langston Hughes


Between me and my dream.
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Langston Hughes


Rose slowly, slowly
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Langston Hughes


Dimming,
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Langston Hughes


Hiding,
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Langston Hughes


The light of my dream.
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Langston Hughes


Rose until it touched the sky—
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Langston Hughes


The wall.
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Langston Hughes


Shadow.
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Langston Hughes


I am black.
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Langston Hughes


I lie down in the shadow.

As I Grew Older

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As I Grew Older

It was a long time ago.

I have almost forgotten my dream.

But it was there then,

In front of me,

Bright like a sun—

My dream.

And then the wall rose,

Rose slowly,

Slowly,

Between me and my dream.

Rose slowly, slowly

Dimming,

Hiding,

The light of my dream.

Rose until it touched the sky—

The wall.

Shadow.

I am black.

I lie down in the shadow.