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Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

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  • Dominique Benyard (6/14/2010 7:36:00 AM)

    i luv dis poem o.m.g, im finna read dis poem 4 my family reuion.!

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  • Michael Sedique (6/10/2010 9:21:00 PM)

    sorry your poems aren't very satisfying.

  • Simone Deamer (6/2/2010 10:20:00 AM)

    Does anyone remember a poem Maya Angelou read out on Oprah Winfrey by her that started ' Today I had myself a real good cry' I have been trying to find it for about five years!

  • Joanne Keene (5/15/2010 8:39:00 PM)

    When I read the poem Still I rise, whatever the situation maybe I know that I can an will rise up above it and keep on going. I may fall but I will get up.I will accomplish whatever my goal might be.

  • Pratisha Karki (5/14/2010 9:45:00 PM)

    Love this poem! ! ! It makes me so proud when I read it.

  • Marissa Scott (3/22/2010 10:26:00 PM)

    Angelou's poems have inspired millions. Her experiences in life has brought the pen in her hand, to the touch of the paper. Angelou's inspiration encourages women of ALL ages to never give up. No matter what you look like or what you've been through: you WILL be okay. On a person level, whenever I feel down or upset with whatever situation is currently overwhelming me, I sit in my chair and read her poems. Her constant reminder that you are a wonderful woman, and you will come out of this, is enough to get me out of that weak and distasteful state.

  • Lebogang Matiting (11/5/2009 4:26:00 AM)

    wow! this is what i call inspiration. as a young woman in South Africa i am realy inpired, cant wait for more

  • Njabulo Mkandla (10/15/2009 8:08:00 PM)

    What strength! Definitely deserves the spot it's been given. I'm a first timer to this sight and your poem has made me hope for many more beautiful words to read.
    Thank you

  • Ibrahim Sambo (10/5/2009 10:56:00 AM)

    One thing i find most fascinating about Maya Angelou is the simplicity with which she charmingly craft & engrave her immortal poems.Indeed beauty lies naturally in simplicity.I wish one day i will have the priviledge of having her go through my humble poems.

  • Janell Cressman (9/29/2009 7:48:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou is an amazing poetess, with a true gift for words that go right to the soul, she is an amazing woman, and she has made me proud to be a woman
    and a poetess.

    thank you Maya for the truth that spills over in all your poems

They Went Home

They went home and told their wives,
that never once in all their lives,
had they known a girl like me,
But... They went home.

They said my house was licking clean,
no word I spoke was ever mean,
I had an air of mystery,
But... They went home.

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