Kid in the Park

"Kid in the Park" is the third song in Ricky Ian Gordon's song cycle Genius Child.

Date: 1995Composer: Ricky Ian GordonText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Genius Child: A Cycle of 10 Songs

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Kid in the Park
by Langston Hughes

Lonely little question mark
on a bench in the park:

See the people passing by?
See the airplanes in the sky?
See the birds
flying home

Home’s just around
the corner
but not really

–The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 376


Sheet Music

Genius Child

Composer(s): Ricky Ian Gordon

Song(s): 1. Winter Moon
2. Genius Child
3. Kid in the Park
4. To Be Somebody
5. Troubled Woman
6. Strange Hurt: Long Version
7. Strange Hurt: Short Version
8. Prayer
9. Border Line
10. My People
11. Joy

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