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Langston Hughes
Posted by: Yosie (
Date: April 10, 2000 12:28AM

Dream Deferred
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 a rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over-
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

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