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Langston Hughes - 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 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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Poet: Langston Hughes
Poem: Dream Deferred
Poem of the Day: Sep 3 2013

Comment 71 of 71, added on June 12th, 2013 at 8:25 PM.
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Vedlinejada from Grenada
Comment 70 of 71, added on December 13th, 2012 at 3:12 PM.
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bobita from Algeria
Comment 69 of 71, added on May 13th, 2012 at 12:19 AM.
dream deferred by Langston Hughes

parpharaze and them this poem

aza from Iran

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