Black Poetry : Girl

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    She lived in sinful happiness and died in pain,​
    she loved and lost and loved and lost again,​
    she nearly died this last time when her love refrained,​
    and she cried and cried when she realized it was all in vain,​
    "In vain?",​
    "In vein" said her pain in her life reply,​
    in vein tied and filled with calm to ease her pain.​
     
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    Inspired by Langston Hughes's poem of the same name.


    She lived in sinful happiness
    And died in pain.
    She danced in the sunshine
    And laughed in rain.

    She went one summer morning
    When flowers spread the plain,
    But she told everybody
    She was coming back again.

    Folks made a coffin
    And hid her deep in earth.
    Seems like she said:
    "My body
    Brings new birth."


    For sure there grew flowers
    And tall young trees
    And sturdy weeds and grasses
    To sway in the breeze.

    And sure she lived
    In growing things
    With no pain
    To laugh in sunshine
    And dance in rain.​
     
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