Dream Deferred…

Posted: May 7, 2008 in Uncategorized
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Merriam Webster’s definition of a DREAM  4a: a strongly desired goal or purpose <a dream of becoming president  Making hijrah to an islamic country is my dream.> b: something that fully satisfies a wish : A meal that was a gourmet’s dream  Studying Arabic and Qur’an is and seeing my children become hafiz quran is my dream.

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?

“Harlem” by Langston Hughes


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