“God” by Langston Hughes


I am God—
Without one friend,
Alone in my purity
World without end.

Below me young lovers
Tread the sweet ground—
But I am God—
I cannot come down.

Life is love!
Love is life only!
Better to be human
Than God—and lonely.


Langston Hughes, 1902-1967

From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Alfred A. Knopf)
© 1994 the Estate of Langston Hughes

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