poet Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

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Gods

The ivory gods,
And the ebony gods,
And the gods of diamond and jade,
Sit silently on their temple shelves
While the people
Are afraid.
Yet the ivory gods,
And the ebony gods,
And the gods of diamond-jade,
Are only silly puppet gods
That the people themselves
Have made.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 27, 2010

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (7/25/2020 9:28:00 PM)

    all the idols manmade here summed up. Good brilliant poem,

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  • Lindon (2/4/2020 12:14:00 PM)

    Really a unique piece of art.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/7/2019 2:31:00 PM)

    Sit silently on their temple shelves very intricate.. truths about religion and worship and the mankind. tony

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  • Patrick (6/25/2018 12:02:00 PM)

    Ha ha! So true: -): -)

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  • Sekharan PookkatSekharan Pookkat (3/27/2014 11:16:00 AM)

    Free god, ivory or ebony

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  • Jonathan Aultman (2/11/2014 11:50:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem Love the use of Ivory and Jade.

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  • Takiyah Woods (7/16/2013 6:15:00 PM)

    This is beautiful and yet so true!

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  • Joshua Ford (4/23/2013 7:48:00 PM)

    This guys a wonderful poet

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