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This poem seems appropriate to our national angst as well as those moments in our lives when all expectations turn to dust. Hughes provides the images for our emotions as we find one brick wall after another keeping us from attaining a state of simple, genuine happiness.
A Dream Deferred
by Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
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|Reviewed by John Domino
|Deep thoughts about dreams expressed in excellent poetic fashion.
God Bless You,
John Michael Domino
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|Thank you for sharing this poem by a great poet.take care|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Sometimes, like a fine wine they continue to improve until realized. p|
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|AH YES...POETRY AT IT'S BEST BY ONE OF THE BEST. THANKS FOR SHARING, EILEEN...AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Awww, no it hides until we call it back again, wonderful..
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Thoughtful and insightful sharing here Eileen. Love it. Liz|
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|Eileen, how cool that you would choose one of my favorite writers, thanks.
Eileen Clemens Granfors