Friday, January 18, 2008

FAITH FORWARD FRIDAY: DREAMS NO LONGER DEFERRED

I am finding my voice in writing. This blog has really been good for me. It has allowed me to dream of writing as a reality and not a fairy-tale. I can write. I am stepping into that fact. I am owning that I have writing ability. I am no longer going to shy away from any talent. I am not going to undersell myself on any level anymore. I can write. I can dream. I can be. So I am wearing my newfound confidence. I am not just trying it on, I am buying it and wearing it out the door. I am coming into my full woman-ness and I ain't running from it. So today I am posting one of my favorite poems:

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?

11 comments:

alto artist said...

Just wanted to say that your continued positive attitude is really an inspiration to me--thank you! And I look forward to reading more of your great writing!

--aa.

Lovebabz said...

Hello alto artist,

Thank you for taking your valubale time to stop in and post. I look forward to your return.

the prisoner's wife said...

beautiful. it took me a long time to come to this very same conclusion. sometimes it still doesn't jive, but you can't ignore the truth for very long.

love your attitude & blog. i will come back often.

Mizrepresent said...

I love this poem.

James Tubman said...

write on baby write on

don't let em stop you

don't let em hold you down

write dag nabitt

write lol

Jennifer said...

Heck yeah, you sure can write. I'll be here cheering you on!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

great poem especially when i think about the MLK this weekend

-Q. said...

Hey lovebabz.. you inspiring yourself is inspring us all from the looks of things.. And I love that poem. It takes on a whole different meaning when you are empowered.. -Q.

Lovebabz said...

Q,

I think you are right. It does take on a whole new meaning when you change the direction of the energy.

laurie said...

I am re-discovering my writing self, too!
"I am buying and wearing it out the door." Beautiful.

KreativeMix said...

I love love love your positivity!!!!