The conflict in the story “Thank you M’am” By Langston Hughes is an internal conflict where Roger, the main character, feels guilty about trying to steal a purse. My poem is an external conflict where a boy is beaten up, and feels bad about something. My poem shows some of the external conflict that the actual story has. My background for this poem is a boy crying, like showing what the boy looked like when he was being beaten up while people were watching.