Dream Hip-Hop: an imitation poem

About this poem:

"Dream Hip-Hop" is an imitation poem, using the structure of "Dream Boogie" by Langston Hughes. It's a fresh take on a classic, using original and current content to reflect the changing times.

imitation poem

Dream Hip-Hop

Well, hey there Girl!
Have you seen
The hip-hop hysteria
On the TV screens?

Watch closely
You'll see their moves
Dub steppin' and steppin' on a-

You think
It's somethin' you could do?

Watch how they pop and lock
Can you feel
pull in your soul
When ya' -

Feel the beat drop?
Sister Go!
Do the hip-hop!
Jump Jump!
Go sister!
Do the Hip-Hop!

© 2012 Brian M. Loewer All rights reserved.

Original Inspiration

For Dream Boogie, by Langston Hughes Click Here


"Good morning, daddy!
Ain't you heard
The boogie-woogie rumble
Of a dream deferred?"

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LVidoni5 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

I've been pulling them off this site all night. Making me rethink that decision!

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Eric Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

And you like Hughes, sweet


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a lot Justin, it's good to get some positive feedback. I really appreciate that, and thanks a lot for the share too!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

great work, brian. sharing this. I think it's brilliant!

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