Today would have been Langston Hughes’s 113th birthday and Google has created a Google Doodle to celebrate. Hughes’s poem this doodle illustrates is I Dream a World, but I thought I’d put the first stanza of his other poem, written in 1932, called Goodbye Christ. You can read the entire poem here.
You did alright in your day, I reckon–
But that day’s gone now.
They ghosted you up a swell story, too,
Called it Bible–
But it’s dead now.
The popes and the preachers’ve
Made too much money from it.
They’ve sold you to too many.