Sunday, April 17, 2016

The 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?

What happens to a dream engaged?

Does it take form
Like a rock washed from mud?

Or blossom
Like a flower from its bud?

Does it need permission to move?
Or let the motion carry
Like a needle in its groove?

I think they are now waiting to see
What type of dream it will be.

But that will depend on YOU (and me).

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