Susan Boyle, sings "I Dream a Dream” auditioning for the chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a well-known singing. This is a modern-day story of a fairy tale come true. And it happened overnight!

Susan Boyle’s first audition in Britain’s Got Talent

Do others laugh and are cynical about your dream? If not, I would say your dream is not big enough! How far are you willing to go to see your dream come to pass? It’s never to late to succeed Susan Boyle’s story illustrates just that! Langston Hughes, wrote a wonderful poem about dreams called “A Dream Deferred.” Don’t let others laugh at your dreams. Instead you be the one smiling and having a heart full of laughter as you see your dream come to pass!

Harlem [Dream Deferred]
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?

Langston Hughes

“A Dream Deferred,” by Langston Hughes, illustrates what happens when are dreams are put on hold – in a silly and sweet way. This poem is powerful. The idea of our dreams disappearing is represented in the line “Does it dry up.” Sometimes this happens, they  get soaked up because life leads on and takes us down paths that we can never venture back too. Some dreams are so embedded in us that they hurt “Or fester like a sore.” It is as though when we postpone what we are called to do we suffer in our heart, mind, and soul. But, the best line of the poem is the last -“Or does it explode.” I hope our dreams do just that. They take root deep in our heart and manifest themselves in our lives in extraordinary ways.

Sarah Boyle, is a modern-day example of a dream deferred. She waited until her 40’s to actively pursue an opportunity to become a successful singer. Or may I suggest, that this was the time for her dream to manifest? Sometimes are dreams come to pass at a time different from imagined but they do eventually explode as illustrated in Sarah Boyle’s case. She became a success over night…

What happens to our dreams? ( Inspired by A Dream Deferred, by Langston Hughes)

Do we forget,
Or do we regret,
Does it become something fresh or never manifest
Does it float way like a cloud and then eventually
rain down from…
Heaven gates?
High Above in the Sky
It rains it pours
and we can no longer ignore…
Then we float away
and met our dreams
at heaven’s doors
where we then see clearly
the vision of our self
what we were always meant to be! Quiet possible?
Or maybe it dies in our sleep and we become all the more
relieved that it was never really meant to be a dream.

My thoughts are best represented by this quote,: “Sometimes on a way to a dream it gets lost and we find another one.”

Reflect and Respond

What happens to a dream postpone…is it always put on hold… or does it eventually unfold? What is keeping you from actively pursuing your dreams? Is it worth postponing another day? Or,is there a way to see your dreams come to pass today? My prayers are that God will always guide and lead the way…

” Your word is a lamp to my feet; And a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105)