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  Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes posted by
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Thursday, February 25, 2010
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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

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,
Karen
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.

Cheers,
Dan
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