Today's Beautiful Gem: Two poems (`My People' and `Prayer') by Langston Hughes.

My people:
"The night is beautiful,
So the faces of my people.
The stars are beautiful,
So the eyes of my people.
Beautiful, also, is the sun,
Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people."

"I ask you this:
Which way to go?
I ask you this:
Which sin to bear?
Which crown to put
Upon my hair?
I do not know,
Lord God,
I do not know."

Om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao