Bethany Williams

Rookie - 244 Points (10-11-1992)

'Harlem' - Poem by Bethany Williams

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?

-Langston Hughes,1951


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  • Gold Star - 5,160 Points Is It Poetry (12/6/2009 12:02:00 PM)

    it does...
    all that you've..
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2009



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