Warning- Langston Hughes 

As many of you know, I am a student. I am always reading, learning, growing and as a result I’m always running across new things. I love learning! For me, there is something almost nourishing about obtaining knowledge and while reading about Nat Turner this poem popped up. Now, in my opinion, this poem is in the distinct voice of Hughes but it’s also different and I love that. I love how relevant it was and still is. 

Sweet and docile,
Meek, humble and kind:
Beware the day
They change their mind!
In the cotton fields,
Gentle Breeze:
Beware the hour
It uproots trees!


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