Harlem [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?

by Langston Hughes

Comments (3)

this would touch any heart...beautiful
very nice...well versed...lovely
This is excellent! 'sip of unholy blood' Wow!