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Dream Deferred
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

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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from this poem remove the noun pronoun and verb
whats the metaphor here?
2559 Trout Lake Way
A lot to think over here. Al these are possible dear poet! Beautiful writing style
wussup bruh I be chillin all day lol got e idk what to say
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