Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Harlem" by Langston Hughes is pertinent now

Harlem by Langston Hughes



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?



via On the London Riots: Langston Hughes "Harlem" ~ THE ONCOMING HOPE