He was my first poet! Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. (Via Biography.com)
And he was a genius who co-created “Mule Bone” with my adopted Sacred Bombshell ancestor Zora Neale Hurston. Happy birthday, Mr. Langston Hughes! We thank you for your poetic scripture and we are grateful that you existed – and that your words exist.
Sacred Mojo Alert — and reminder of your own greatness!
This is blast of inspiration and poetry self-care is for my Spiritpreneurs and really anybody with a dream that they want to birth into the world.
This is your time. You found this page for a reason.
Please do NOT let your DREAMS be deferred.
You can do amazing things.
You are never too old or too young. I don’t even know you, but I, Abiola, believe in you.
If a dream has been put into your heart, it is there for a reason.
You got this!!
Harlem aka The Dream Deferred Poem
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?
::::Langston Hughes, “Harlem” from Collected Poems.
Copyright © 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes.
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