Originally written on Ballertainment  |  Last updated 9/7/14

Ballertainment

When I think of Ben Wilson, Langston Hughes’ poem, A Dream Deferred comes to mind.

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?

When Ben Wilson, a star basketball player, was murdered on the South side of Chicago in November of 1984

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