Genius Child

Genius Child
Langston Hughes

This is a song for the genius child. 
Sing it softly, for the song is wild. 
Sing it softly as ever you can - 
Lest the song get out of hand. 

Nobody loves a genius child. 

Can you love an eagle, 
Tame or wild? 
Can you love an eagle, 
Wild or tame? 
Can you love a monster 
Of frightening name? 

Nobody loves a genius child. 

Kill him 
- and let his soul run wild.