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Langston Hughes – “Hard Daddy” and 3 Lessons for Entrereneurs

Today we are examining “Hard Daddy” by Langston Hughes and its 3 Lessons for Entrepreneurs. Langston.  Poetry is a great way to learn lessons in a more relaxed way than traditional learning methods.

Let’s start by checking out the poem.

Hard Daddy
I went to ma daddy,
Says Daddy I have got the blues.
Went to ma daddy,
Says Daddy I have got the blues.
 Ma daddy says, Honey,
Can’t you bring me no better news?

I cried on his should but
He turned his back on me.
Cried on his should but
He turned his back on me.
He said a woman’s cryin’s
Never gonna bother me.

I wish I had wings to
Fly like the eagle flies.
Wish I had wings to
Fly like th eagle flies.
I’d fly on ma man an’
I’d scratch out both his eye.

 

As stated above, this great poem has 3 lessons for entrepreneurs. These lessons are:

  • Sometimes life is hard
  • Your support system may not always work
  • Sometimes you have to come up with your own solution

 

Sometimes life is hard
Your support system may not always work
Sometimes you have to come up with your own solution

 

 

 

This is a video of my reading of the poem. I really enjoyed the words and the visual picture of the events in my mind. If you feel like creating some drama, do a video of your own and share it with me at janeanedavis@janeanesworld.com .

 

 

This poem! Wow, the words, the attitude, and the imagery are amazing to me. When I read it, I see a woman who is in pain, who is in trouble and looking for relief. She went someplace where she thought relief would be and could not find any at all. I like the fact that even after she could get no help, no relief, she was still feisty. Of course, I am not advocating scratching out a man’s eyes just because he did you wrong. I am setting that aside and looking at a bigger picture.

Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes no matter what we do, no matter who we turn to for help and comfort, there is none to be found. When, not if, but when those times come, it is important that people find a way to suck it up and move forward. Life does not stop just because problems arise. In most cases, when things go wrong and people hurt our feelings, we do not have the luxury of curling up in a ball in the corner. The reality is that life goes on, even after major hurts and pains. This means we must find a way to move on, to keep things going.