Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Martin Luther King and his dreams.

Martin Luther King’s dreams defined him. One of his dreams was
“… that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

The poem, What Happens to a Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes is a perfect tribute to a man whose legacy is his dreams. Martin Luther King would have been 22 years old when Hughes wrote the poem.

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?

~ Langston Hughes

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