Below is the poem entitled Differed Dreams which was written by poet
Mutugi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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The flames flickered and licked
We-men, women and infants
They licked up potential
They licked up dreams
They licked up futures
They innocently licked up hopes
Fires cremated failures and frustrations
Like bulldozers they overhauled and mauled little pockets
Of joys and tears of ghetto residents
Here, they smoked potential
Here, they smoked greatness
Here, they smoked innocence
Things that we'd never known, or will ever ever know!