A Dream Deferred

December 11, 2008
By Joel Findley, Bel Aire, KS

Modeled after the poem by Langston Hughes

Chicago
What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it break on the street,
Like an old broken bottle?

Or charge up like a moped,
And then take off in full throttle?

Does it coo like a pigeon?

Or get tossed aside-
Like a small hamburger smidgen?

Maybe it just sits and does nothing,
Like a stupid opossum.

Or does it blossom?



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