Friday, July 07, 2006

because I refuse to have anymore dreams deferred

"What happens to a dream deferred?" by, Langston Hughes

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?

6 comments:

Joefish said...

You refuse to dream? Are you talking about sleeping dreams or life dreams?

GirlGoyle said...

I guess it depends on the type of dream. Could do any or all of the above mentioned. Though a crusty dream could be a bit unconfortable I would imagine...

puerileuwaite said...

Yeah, PG, what do you mean by the title? Inquiring minds wanna know.

We can't ever stop dreaming.

BTW, Langston Hughes sounds a lot like a depressed Dr. Suess.

Party Girl said...

Okay, changed the title. Perhaps this will end the confusion.


langston, depressed, I don't think so. Well, maybe simply due to circumstance.

Angry? Yes.

He's pretty interesting and I really love his work. All of his work, in it's entirety, would be easy to find by simply doing a google search.

Pyrhonik said...

They fade to black and never come back.

Party Girl said...

py: Yes, yes they do.

I've been going though some stuff the past couple of weeks and well, this was very fitting.