Down Where I Am

"Down Where I Am" is the fourth song of Erik Santos' song cycle Dreamer: 7 Poems of Langston Hughes.

Date: 2001Composer: Erik SantosText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Dreamer: 7 Poems of Langston Hughes

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Down Where I Am
by Langston Hughes

Too many years
Beatin’ at the door-
I done beat my
Both fists sore

Too many years
Tryin’ to get up there-
Done broke my ankles down,
Got nowhere.

Too many years
Climbin’ that hill,
‘Bout out of breath.
I got my fill.

I’m gonna plant my feet
On solid ground.
If you want to see me,
Come down.

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