poet Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

#6 on top 500 poets

God

I am God—
Without one friend,
Alone in my purity
World without end.
Below me young lovers
Tread the sweet ground—
But I am God—
I cannot come down.
Spring!
Life is love!
Love is life only!
Better to be human
Than God—and lonely.

Topic(s) of this poem: God

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Poem Edited: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Add this poem to MyPoemList

Rating Card

God
3,8 out of 5
3 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about God by Langston Hughes

  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (7/25/2020 9:29:00 PM)

    Life is love!
    Love is life only!
    Better to be human
    Than God—and lonely.
    A thought out poem, rationally done
    poetic fun,

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Paresh ChakraParesh Chakra (11/27/2018 4:27:00 AM)

    It is a good poem 10+++++++

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Gennesy (5/2/2018 8:28:00 PM)

    i love the poem keep up the good work! ! !

    Report Reply
    4 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Tazzy (4/2/2018 11:31:00 AM)

    Since I believe in the Trinity, I know God is never lonely. But I love how Hughes takes the time to explore what it might be like to be God and think about how he might feel in God's place. He wasn't afraid to think about his faith, or what he believed, and to ask questions. And he asked his best questions in poems.

    Report Reply
    8 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Zoukini (2/28/2018 11:10:00 AM)

    You are definitely not god you piece of smelly crap

    Already Reported Reply
    ]: -((2/17/2019 10:14:00 AM)

    He's putting himself in God's point of view. Maybe God is lonely? Maybe he wishes he could experience life such as we do? ? Don't disrespect a remarkable poet and writer such as Langston ever again.

    5 person liked.
    20 person did not like.
  • Good guy (2/13/2018 10:30:00 AM)

    I love this poem, I recommend to everyone.

    Report Reply
    4 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • rtgipuwrhtghwrtiwrg (12/1/2017 8:56:00 AM)

    this is a very good poem about christanity and if you dont like just dont comment

    Report Reply
    Mary Blithe(12/16/2017 6:46:00 PM)

    Why christianity? God is universal.

    5 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (10/14/2017 12:49:00 PM)

    But I am God—
    I cannot come down.

    Simple, lovely, enjoyable.

    Report Reply
    6 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Tom Allport (2/12/2017 3:35:00 PM)

    a thoughtful poem about god and god alone?

    Report Reply
    12 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Tomas PratoTomas Prato (12/26/2016 10:52:00 AM)

    Absolutely third rate and boring. Langston was a loner and a loser.

    Report Reply
    Good guy(2/13/2018 10:30:00 AM)

    What's wrong with you?

    8 person liked.
    20 person did not like.



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags