Langston Hughes, "Genius Child"





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Published on Aug 29, 2013

An original setting of a beautiful and haunting poem by the incomparable Langston Hughes. Music and video by Kevin Meehan at Sugar City Studios, Orlando, FL

"Genius Child"

Nobody loves a genius child.

This is a song for the genius child
Sing it softly, for the song is wild
Sing it softly--as ever you can
Lest the song get out of hand

Nobody loves a genius child

Can you love an eagle
Tame or wild?
Can you love an eagle
Wild or tame?
Can you love a monster
Of frightening name?

Nobody loves a genius child

Kill him--and let his soul run wild

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