“Quiet Girl” poem by Langston Hughes (1902 – ۱۹۶۷), American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.
Liken: compare, to say that someone or something is similar to another person or thing.
If it were not for or were it not for: used for saying what prevents the situation from being different e.g. “If it were not for the fact that he is my father, I’d accuse him in public”.
Music by Glaneur de sons.