In the end the mother tells her son to love and cherish life and how hard it was for her to do that. She also talks about how hard it is to pick yourself up when you've been beat down

Mother To Son

The main idea is that the mother is instilling confidence to her child and trying to comfort him about life.                  

Mother To Son ( Short Poem ) Published 1922 Langston Hughes

I think the theme of the text is cherish life and love.

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