My Momma sent me this Langston Hughes poem when I first joined the Army. I printed it out and hung it on my wall for years. It’s an awesome message of dogged determination in the face of adversity. Never give up. Persevere. Persevere. Persevere. Of course, Hughes is speaking in terms of the challenges of a Black Person in the early 20th Century America. Even still, the message transcends race, culture, religion and era. It’s an excellent message of love, support and encouragement from a Mother to a son.