Langston Hughes





Fire

Fire,
Fire, Lord!
Fire gonna burn ma soul!

I ain’t been good,
I ain’t been clean—
I been stinkin’, low down, mean.

Fire,
Fire, Lord!
Fire gonna burn my soul!
Tell me, brother,
Do you believe
If you wanta go to heaben
Got to moan an'grieve?

Fire,
Fire, Lord!
Fire gonna burn ma soul!
I been stealin’,
Been tellin’ lies,
Had more men
Than Pharaoh had wives.

Fire,
Fire, Lord!
Fire gonna burn ma soul!
I means Fire, Lord!
Fire gonna burn ma soul!


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