“Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair”

“And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”–Langston Hughes

This is just one of the lines from the poem “Mother to Son” that have inspired me to keep going. Here is the complete poem:

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor-
Bare.
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.

This sums it up, PERFECTLY!

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/mother-to-son-by-langston-hughes#ixzz3qsENog74
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Happy Reading! I hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

Β© Life may not go as you planned, but it is worth LIVING!-Alitha Hawkins

Author: A PERFECTLY FLAWED RUBY!!!

I am Zeb's wife. Shabre, Zeb Jr., Ashleigh, and Jayla's mother! I am a God fearing woman! I am Ruby's daughter! I AM PERFECTLY FLAWED!

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