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LIFE AIN'T BEEN NO CRYSTAL STAIR


By Vernalee

Today is Friday. Yea - TGIF!

As we wrap up our week, we may have dealt with difficult and challenging circumstances. All of us need encouragement, words of wisdom, and a pat on the back many days to keep going. Everyday isn't filled with sugar and spice and everything nice! That's life! So on days that become exhaustingly overwhelming, find comfort. The pressures may be tempting and silently blowing words into your ears telling you to give up. Don't! We have to stay in the game. We have to keep going, We have to heed the advice that the late great poet Langston Hughes gave us in his poem titled - Mother to Son. Let's read/listen to these amazing words and be encouraged and inspired together! Mother to Son

BY LANGSTON HUGHES Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor— Bare. But all the time I’se been a-climbin’ on, And reachin’ landin’s, And turnin’ corners, And sometimes goin’ in the dark Where there ain’t been no light. So boy, don’t you turn back. Don’t you set down on the steps ’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard. Don’t you fall now— For I’se still goin’, honey, I’se still climbin’, And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

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