Lyrics of Reason

Lyrical musings about relationships!

Song of Inspiration: Flying Without Wings by Rueben Studdard February 24, 2011

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A Dream Deferred

by Langston Hughes

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?

I have had writer’s block and editor’s block.  I heard songs and was inspired to write.  Then I sat in front of my MacBook but I couldn’t write what I felt because the words just wouldn’t come out.  Not to mention editing previously written columns.  I read the columns and got ideas of how to make it better but…you guessed it! Nothing came out that was worth writing.  **Sigh** So after numerous attempts I thought I would just get my mind off writing in hopes that I would get back to writing.  Go figure.  So I organized my music list and bought songs.  Still nothing…I had no inspiration to write.  Then I heard Ruben’s “Flying Without Wings” and I came to terms with my issue before he completed the first verse.  “Everybody’s looking for that something, one thing that makes it all complete.”  That’s me and that’s my issue!!! I am missing my wings.

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