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Dreams Deferred - Gone with the Wind


Dreams Deferred - Gone with the Wind
Dreams deferred:
Placed on hold Like unwelcomed telephone calls
Relegated to being bench warmers Like second-rate baseball players
Put out to pasture Like useless cattle past their prime
Displayed on a shelf Like tarnished antiques collecting dust
Stored in an old medicine cabinet Like expired drugs that have lost their potency
Stashed away in a hope chest in the attic Like old lace and forgotten memories
Discarded on a beach Like trash washed away with outgoing tides
Left adrift in open seas Like a rudderless ship with no destination
Set aflame Like rejected love letters
Then suddenly - Puff! Like cold, grey ashes from a funeral pyre Dreams deferred are blown away - Gone with the wind!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/27/2017 10:18:00 AM
Very creative write Pandita... A7...
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 1/28/2017 6:37:00 PM
Dear Joseph, I feel so special with your great compliments and high score. Thak you my friend! Pandita
Date: 8/29/2014 10:43:00 PM
Nice write - well done! Kika
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 1/28/2017 6:38:00 PM
Thank you, thank you, Kika! Pandita
Date: 6/26/2014 12:54:00 PM
What an amazing write. A dream deferred...from my dear Langston Hughes. You took this thought and brought so much life to it with all those different analogies. I'm very impressed with your work, my dear.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 6/26/2014 2:54:00 PM
:) You are very talented. Please...keep on writing! :)
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 6/26/2014 1:57:00 PM
Hi Eileen, I thank you so much for your sweet compliments which I very much appreciate. They mean a lot and provide me with encouragement to keep improving! Warmest regards.
Date: 6/10/2014 9:40:00 AM
dreams- gone with wind-of reality -of time. enjoyed, Mohan
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 6/10/2014 1:15:00 PM
Thank you my friend, always happy to hear from you. Congratulations on all your fine wins! You are doing so great!!!!
Date: 5/27/2014 1:02:00 PM
I can relate to these feelings you expressed here. This really reminded me of a poem that I wrote, titled "Fading Away To Nothing".... This is a great write, Pandita. Very creative! Good luck in the contest!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/27/2014 1:10:00 PM
Thank you so much Kelly. I really appreciate your insights and comments!
Date: 5/25/2014 3:48:00 AM
Hi Pandita, just looking at your poems for the first time and this one grabbed me ... love this poem ... the words and the shape of it. best wishes, Alex
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/25/2014 8:40:00 AM
Hi Alex, thank you so very much for your kind comments. They are very encouraging!