Langston Hughes

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, 10:32:14 PM

Hungry child, I didn't make this world for you. You didn't buy any stock in my railroad. You didn't invest in my corporation. Where are your shares in standard oil? I made the world for the rich And the will-be-rich And the have-always-been-rich. Not for you, Hungry Child.

  • Langston Hughes
  • God to Hungry Child
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 8:31:10 AM

Hughes was fantastic. Just did a lengthy writeup on him for a term paper. He had an amazing ability to pull maximum intensity out of minimal words... even though he was maybe a Communist (though probably not).

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?