A Dream Deferred – Langston Hughes


This piece has become my favorite of 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

What happened to your dreams?

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