Tag Archives: Langston Hughes

TCS: Poems – What to Eat If No Dreams Arrive

Good Morning! ____________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ____________________________ “For … Continue reading

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A Poem for International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Modern slavery is defined as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. Essentially, it refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception, and/or abuse of power. It’s estimated … Continue reading

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Fragments of a Life: Lorraine Hansberry

This post is slightly revised. It was originally published May 19, 2020. Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was born on this day, May 19. She was 34 years old when she died after a two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. She is remembered for … Continue reading

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TCS: Langston Hughes – For Livin’ I Was Born

   Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ “I am so … Continue reading

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TCS: The Starless Midnight and the Bright Daybreak

. Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ Justice in the … Continue reading

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TCS: With Lifted Hearts Singing – Poems for Labor Day

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A Poem for Merry-Go-Round Day

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born in Joplin Missouri. American poet-author-playwright, social activist, novelist, and columnist. After working his way to Europe as a ship’s crewman, he spent time in Paris, and London, then returned to the states, spending time in … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: JUSTICE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD  I’m just an old ’60s peacenik, so I believe there is no true peace without justice. Yet what is Justice?  To me, it means we all get a fair chance – everybody gets something, but nobody … Continue reading

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TCS: Election Anxiety in a Plague Year

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Word Cloud: INDEPENDENCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Tomorrow is the 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States of America. This will not be a Fourth as usual. Many of us will be spending it inside our homes, waiting for it … Continue reading

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