POEM DAY

Harlem

Langston HughesBy Langston Hughes More Langston Hughes

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?

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/harlem-by-langston-hughes

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