Treasure Island

Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Dreams


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
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  • Bruno Okal (8/26/2012 11:54:00 PM)

    Langston, u wrote this piece especially for me. I have soared above the storms, have trodden in the searing deserts: the fueling force being this poem... For when dreams die, men r like soulless creatures... (Report) Reply

  • Nsisong Bassey (8/13/2012 2:17:00 PM)

    Simple, Short sweet. A gem.
    Ps: Please read my poem naked and tell me what you think, i ll return the favor. (Report) Reply

  • H. Reese (7/5/2012 11:33:00 AM)

    Our dreams help us drive forward, the goal on the horizon. But we can not lose ourselves to those dreams. Otherwise we miss our own life; Go to Google, search The Truth Contest, click the first result, begin reading The Present (Report) Reply

  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel (5/27/2012 4:11:00 PM)

    Salute to Hughes who conveys great, 'saving' concepts! I will not dissapoint, Hughes. For every course will I cling to a dream for when it leaps off, sanity leaps off and life becomes sound and fury signifying nothing. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Bulfin (5/20/2012 6:46:00 PM)

    A suuccinct, well-shaped poem which applies to the human spirit at any and all ages. (Report) Reply

  • Maddie Smith (4/3/2012 2:26:00 PM)

    I dont mean to offend anybody, but I don't like this poem at all. Yes, the meaning behind it is slightly inspiring. The words themselves, however, are too simple and childish. The rhyming sounds forced and I'm certain my 11 year old sister could have thought up this poem. not to say I don't like Langston Hughes; some of his poems are good. But this is not one of them. (Report) Reply

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