Mother to Son
by LANGSTON HUGHES by:hoby Evans
the theme of the story is to never turn back.
in the poem the mother is talking about how her life was not a crystal stair case and how hard life is but you must endure to the end.
when she said life is not a crystal staircase she means that her life was not easy.
in the poem the textual evidence that supports the theme is when she says "so boy dont turn back"