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Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

on July 19, 2014



10man 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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2 Responses to “Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes”

  1. Marion says:

    I've always loved this fabulous poem. xo

  2. Great post! It's unfortunate that Langston Hughes' more heart-breaking work continues to be so relevant.

    On the London Riots: Langston Hughes "Harlem" http://bit.ly/ou6bI0

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