Dreams Deferred

18 Nov

I’ve been distracted, preoccupied, and having a little internal struggle.  Nothing major.  Nothing dramatic even though this blog is going to make it seem that way.  I’m just dealing with a little disappointment.  Mainly as a result of my terrible habit of daydreaming.

And usually I feel so open to sharing, but now I just don’t have the words and the freedom.  But over the last few days Langston Hughes has come to the forefront of my mind.

A Dream Deferred

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?

I think that sums it up.  And now I’m going to try to move on.

Because what’s a little disappointment when you have an abundance of blessings?  

That’s just life.  She’s tricky like that.

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2 Responses to “Dreams Deferred”

  1. Jody Turner November 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Sarah, you are so poetic and talented! You must start that children’s book!!!!! We miss you and are envious of Oregon 🙂 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

    • Sarah November 19, 2011 at 10:48 am #

      I miss you, too! Hope you have a great holiday with yours!

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