Poem- Harlem by Langston Hughes

Topics: LifeDream

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Last updated: December 11, 2019

What happens to a dream deferred?
What happens when a dream is put off until later?

Does it dry up/like a raisin in the sun?
Does it give up? Raisin represents slaves in the sunflavorless, chippy, dry

Or fester like a sore–/and then run?
So full of negativityTo become infested and ooze pus

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Person stops taking care of themself

Or crust and sugar over–/like a sugary sweet?
smiles whilst saying mean thingspassively being meandevelop a hard surfaceex. honey left out

Maybe it just sags/like a heavy load.
depressed

Or does it explode?
Get really mad; rageimplied simile

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