Mother to Son
By Langston Hughes
"Life isn't easy, but keep going" would be a theme for this poem. Through the poem the mother is telling her son that life wasn't ever easy for her. The mother has been through thick and thing, but she has never given up. During the poem it the mother says "Life for me ain't been no crystal stair", it's not meant to be taken literally, all that she is saying is that life was simply, never easy for her and that had to work for things.