Dream Deferred Poem by Langston Hughes

Dream Deferred

Rating: 4.2

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?

Dorothea Forbes 09 July 2010

I'm a new poet to this, I'm very good at my poetry talent and gifted with my ability to use words for a mental map to the emotional side of the complicated mind. I have a few poems listed under the name of Dorothea Gift Of God. Leave me a message if you like what you read or not. :) Thx's

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Phillip Wright 06 April 2022

Love your word use♥️

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Dorothea Forbes 09 July 2010

I love Langston Hughes! ! ! The way he uses his words is so creative and just hottt.

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Chinedu Dike 12 January 2023

A concise and insightful poem....

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REL2REAL 2REAL 06 December 2022

yall mad weird fr

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Phil Migh-Ahss 06 July 2022

What a wonderful poem, Phil Migh-Ass approves!

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Mike Oxmaul 24 March 2022

This gives me goosebumps I'm so

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Annie 14 March 2022

Aw man maybe I shouldn't defer my dream. Didn't think it was gonna sag 😳

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