Delinquent

(1997)

"Delinquent" is a song by Ricky Ian Gordon setting a poem by Langston Hughes. The song is part of Ricky Ian Gordon's collection Only Heaven, which sets seventeen poems of Langston Hughes.

Delinquent
by Langston Hughes


Little Julie
Has grown quite tall.
Folks say she don't like
To stay home at all.


Little Julie
Has grown quite stout.
Folks say it's not just
Stomach sticking out.


Little Julie
Has grown quite wise-
A tiger, a lion, and an owl
In her Eyes.


Little Julie
Says she don't care!
What she means is:
Nobody cares
Anywhere.


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