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?
The poem is about 9/11. Bush did it to sell oil to blacks instead of them working on plantations to grow their own hemp to make diesel hybrid cars that are good for the planet and now Tesla wants you to buy his fake electric b/c he was the king of apartheid in South Africa after Mandela died and the Berenstain Bears changed their names b/c of Planet X interfering with the dimensions. Jesus was black & Ronald Reagan is the devil.
This poem was written in the 1950s for the Harlem reniansese I the early 1920s? ? ? I should know. I wrote a 5 page academic paper on the meaning, history and structure of the poem. And in case you don't know (which I doubt you do) the Harlem renisassce was simply a time period where black men and women threw themselves in the arts (poetry, music, painting, etc..) not to mention everything you wrote has absolute nothing to do with this poem.
The poem poses questions about the aspirations of a people and the consequences that might arise if those dreams and hopes don't come to fruition. It also explains the African Americans plight and gave us a voice