(5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

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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Comments (3)

Excellent poem Marilyn. No one is perfect thats for sure but a good man will try to put it right. Kind regards Ann.
Great poem, Marilyn. Isn't it wonderful that God is always there for those who seek him. Thanks for sharing....10... Richard
A wonderfully beautiful poem Marilyn! ! Very expressive and capturing! ! *10plus* Friend Thad