Saturday, January 10, 2009

Because we still have a lot of work to do...

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?

~Langston Hughes, 1951

1 comment:

  1. Omigosh, I love this. It fits right in with the theme of my blog post.

    Now I am going to look up Langston Hughes.

    Good luck with your studies!