A Dream

March 18, 2008
By Michaela Horvath, Nottingham, NH

“What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?" (“Harlem”)
or just disappear
and then be done?
Does it fly way above each cloud?
or is it sitting next to me - -
like a person who’s oh so proud?
Is it ever thought of again
after it just dies off?
Or is it locked up in a pen?
Is it floating around in the air
as if it has been cremated?
Does anyone even still care?

Maybe it just leaves
without the slightest fear.

Does it even shed a tear?

****The first three lines were excerpted from “Harlem”, by Langston Hughes.

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