Life is fine

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - By LANGSTON HUGHES

I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn’t, So I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered! I came up twice and cried! If that wa­ter hadn’t a-been

so cold I might’ve sunk and died. But it was cold in that wa­ter! It was cold! I took the el­e­va­tor Six­teen floors above the

ground. I thought about my baby And thought I would jump

down. I stood there and I hollered! I stood there and I cried! If it hadn’t a-been so high I might’ve jumped and died. But it was high up there! It

was high! So since I’m still here livin’, I guess I will live on. I could’ve died for love – But for livin’ I was born Though you may hear me

holler, And you may see me cry – I’ll be dogged, sweet baby, If you gonna see me die. Life is fine! Fine as wine!

Life is fine!

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