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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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  • Rookie Pradeesh Kumar (12/23/2012 6:39:00 AM)

    Even this poem appears short it contains an inspiring message.These simple words really ignite hope in our
    mind, fill courage in our soul, awake our capabilities. Each time I read it, it truly uplifts my confidence and
    faith on myself. It calls for energize our self with realistic dreams and unleash our potential to conquer
    our world. It is like a candle light for desperate and broken minds. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alexandra Haddad (12/14/2012 8:15:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem. The poet didn't try to be sensitive or dramatic, like most do. Sharp and sweet, not too lengthy. Got his idea across. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aditi Ks (11/9/2012 6:38:00 PM)

    It's astonishing how he says so much, inspires so many, with so less. Like a precious gem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,153 Points Rajnish Manga (10/20/2012 9:47:00 AM)

    I fully agree with Wini. A great poet acts with brevity rather than to waste reems of paper to explain the basics of life - his as well as ours. Anybody can draw inspiration from this tiny poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Wini Jose (9/23/2012 1:19:00 PM)

    Why to write paragraphs about ones ambition and passion, this great man here as told everything one should know about dreams in about 7-8 short, beautiful and inspiring lines. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

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