PAD Challenge Day 29: The Variation of Dreams


PAD Challenge Day 29: Write a response poem.

The Variation of Dreams
(after Langston Hughes’ Dreams)

Dreams are life
Dreams are lungs breathing air twice

Dreams are songs you want to sing out loud
Dreams are black skin wearing freedom proud

Dreams will make you cry
Dreams will make you ask a million questions “why”

Dreams will make you sore
Dreams will burn your fingers down to the core

Dreams will have the world laughing at you
Dreams will have the world throwing cash at you

Dreams can be sabotaged
Dreams can be camouflaged

Dreams can be manipulated
Dreams can be stimulated

Dreams can just be a daydream
Dreams can calculate a new mean

Dreams will never be, if you never be,
The dreamer beyond the dreaming scene

D'Elegant One

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