Down Where I Am

(2001)

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

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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