Today many Zimbabweans moved a bit closer to their dream, only to be knocked back again. The presidential poll results were finally announced, confirming what everyone already knew: Morgan Tsvangirai took the day with 47.9% of the vote. Unfortunately, Mr. Tsvangirai did not pass the 50% majority needed to win outright. Zimbabwe’s dream is deferred again, and the candidates will most likely stand in a run-off vote.

A 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