How This Poem Relates To Me
February 23, 2011 § 2 Comments
This poem is by Langston Hughes it is called, Mother To Son
“Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor —
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now —
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”
I think that the author of this poem was remembering his mother and all of the things she said to him, did for him and helped him with throughout his life. I also think that he was saying no matter how hard you try you will always get knocked down, but you have to get back up and keep going.
I relate to the poem because, I have had some very hard times in my life when I just want to quit, and not get back up. I have had time when people tell me that I am no good but I ignore them and I keep going forward. I have fallen down and made so many mistakes that I can’t take back but I keep moving forward.
I think that there is usually a connection between the authors feelings and the readers feelings, because if you are writing then you want your story to relate to people and give them advice. Why would you want to write something that people won’t understand? You don’t. That’s why most writers write in a way that you can relate to the things that are happening.