Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Rookie - 56 Points Oyehan Opeyemi Akinkunmi (10/28/2011 6:00:00 PM)

    Ma, I'm in love with your poems as in love with you. Your poems are inspirational, sure and natural.
    Wouldn't mind he you could check my poems and leave comments on each. Thanks ma

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  • Rookie Davzin Pins (10/28/2011 12:18:00 AM)

    WoW! Maya, , , I really really touched by this poem and I love it. It speaks really load and clear though my ears hardly hear it, but my heart can see, feel, smell, taste and hear the the struggle within. Yeah, and though we might lack something, but this poem reminds us that we still have our pride. THUMPS UP! ! !

  • Rookie Breawasha Walker (9/30/2011 8:18:00 AM)

    I did not know who she was at first but now i do and we might not know put she used to be somthing

  • Rookie - 740 Points Kaila George (9/29/2011 3:36:00 AM)

    I admit to not knowing who Maya Angelou is...shame on me...but learnging to develop on my own, my own poems...she is the first lady poet that as moved me to tears...we need her poems to grace the librarys of the world, she speaks from the heart..she makes you see what happens to women in her time her era...are there more like her out there in the world..shes brillant...shes intelligent...shes is as of this that a sin to have a person as an idol, no I dont think so, she shows that women can be who they want to can we all.

  • Rookie Brilliant Lecture Series (7/14/2011 2:41:00 PM)

    We are honored to welcome back legendary Dr. Maya Angelou Thursday, September 22nd 7pm @ St. Paul's in Houston, Texas. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (713) 974-1335. Share this historic evening with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Tickets are very limited so secure yours today. Receive 50% off your purchase order when you 'like' our Facebook fan page at Facebook Promotion ends the evening of July 15th. Proceeds benefit our youth education programs.

  • Rookie Kay Gordon (5/15/2011 10:35:00 AM)

    So, loud and clear we hear statements that racism/discrimination on the grounds of colour and gender, have near been eradicated. But the subtle shadowed whispers that seep from darkened corners into the light, tell a completely different story... and those who know it, feel it! !

    When one scans the comment from Dave O’leary, my point is made without further remark!

    Still I Rise and Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou are a source of inspiration in times of need.

  • Rookie Jaronica Owens (5/2/2011 8:03:00 PM)

    I really love this poem it has a very strong meaning.......

  • Rookie Cathyna Tong (3/25/2011 9:20:00 PM)

    I think this poem is great! It has powerfull meaning! : D

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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.!

Best Poem of Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my ...

Read the full of Phenomenal Woman

Million Man March Poem

The night has been long,
The wound has been deep,
The pit has been dark,
And the walls have been steep.

Under a dead blue sky on a distant beach,
I was dragged by my braids just beyond your reach.
Your hands were tied, your mouth was bound,
You couldn't even call out my name.

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