An All Time Favorite—Langston Hughes

“Dream Deferred”

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?

I love this poem? For me, it’s loud and clear! Nothing good comes from a calling that is not realized. At least that’s how it’s been in my life. I’ve learned that when I get too many nudges from the ultimate judge, I need to act on it! What does this poem mean to you?
~Sharon – Stay with the “Write Talk!” Talk to you later!

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About sharonsbooks

I am a practical and contemporary urban writer who focuses on readers/participants who are high school age youth and adults. Although I currently write fiction and poetry, I am inspired to write about social and political issues in the sometimes subtle and other times blatant way that they are present in our everyday lives. I love humor and I strive to expand the thought process and create positive change. I realize today, in the scheme of things, that I know only a little. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t share what I’ve learned as I continue to develop my own growth process. In all my writings, I’ve always sought to convey a message from my spiritual center. This keeps me broad-minded regarding diversity and a willingness to learn from anyone and everyone.
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