Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What happens to a dream deferred?

Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes
by Langston Hughes

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?

1 comment:

Carole said...

this is my favorite poem. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/ozymandias-percy-bysshe-shelley.html