Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Dream Deferred

My 9th grade English teacher had us memorize several poems and recite them. I loved her, she was the best thing about 9th grade. Our military school had several amazing teachers, but I will always appreciate the love she instilled in all of us for English at such a young age.
One of the poems I decided to recite was A Dream Deferred. I'm not sure why this poem has been on my mind lately. I have a couple friends who are currently going through some life changing experiences. Isn't it ironic how when my life was falling to pieces, my friends' were doing just fine and now that my life feels somewhat normal again they now need me... As far as my very best friends go, I know the Lord is aware of why/how involved we are within our relationships. We can't all fall apart at the same time, He grants us that much of a grace period. 

When we all get married or have children and think this is it! This is when things get easy and sometimes they don't. My ten year high school reunion is this year and I'm literally waiting till the last minute to decide whether I want to go to the get togethers. The friends that I've kept in touch with are not wanting to go, but a part of me wants to...a part of me does not. I feel like many of our dreams have been deferred. Our graduating class grew up in a 9/11 society, we know how quickly things can go terribly wrong. We became adults in a stiffling economy and watched as our college friends graduated with outstanding degrees only to work as managers at Sonic. 
Dreams deferred are simply ones that are ignored, but one day when the timing is right I hope they have the opportunity to explode.

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