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Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

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  • Katie Hansen (6/18/2010 4:14:00 PM)

    No Loser, No Weeper

    'I hate to lose something, '
    then she bent her head
    'even a dime, I wish I was dead.
    I can't explain it. No more to be said.
    Cept I hate to lose something.'

    'I lost a doll once and cried for a week.
    She could open her eyes, and do all but speak.
    I believe she was took, by some doll-snatching-sneak
    I tell you, I hate to lose something.'

    'A watch of mine once, got up and walked alway.
    It had twelve numbers on it and for the time of day.
    I'll never forget it and all I can say
    Is I really hate to lose something.'

    'Now if I felt that way bout a watch and a toy,
    What you think I feel bout my lover-boy?
    I ain't threatening you madam, but he is my
    evening's joy.
    And I mean I really hate to lose something.'

    By Maya Angelou

    17 person liked.
    21 person did not like.
  • 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.!

  • 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.

The Detached

We die,
Welcoming Bluebeards to our darkening closets,
Stranglers to our outstretched necks,
Stranglers, who neither care nor
care to know that
DEATH IS INTERNAL.

We pray,
Savoring sweet the teethed lies,

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