A Dream Deferred

December 11, 2008
By Chad Phillips, Wichita, KS

Modeled after the poem by Langston Hughes


What happens to a dream deferred?

Do rushed people trample on it
like pesky bugs on the busy roads?
Or shrivel in the heat like a raisin--
And then slowly erode?
Does it die like a rat devoured by a snake?
Or put you down--
Like an excruciating ache?

Maybe it just descends into a canyon
like a boulder.

Or does it simply need a shoulder?

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mcshade101 said...
on Jan. 8 2009 at 2:20 pm
I love the part about the raisin!


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