What a screaming silence,
And the echoes of its ambience,
Claiming the space with cold air,
O, I see, a virtue has gone out here,
No more we hear, no more we hear,
The unchanged rhythm of your drum,
Which wailed out for freedom,
By the hit of your poetic ruthe,
For the caged passenger pigeon has flown,
And a roaring silence sweeps my heart's lawn.
The free bird aloof invincible space,
Is now hosted by long gone face,
Of the solitaire, the great auk,
The garefowl, the labrator duck,
The kona grosbeak, The carolina parakeets,
And your name maya the warblers sing,
But here we are a vacuum,
Filled by the absence of Maya Angelou,
Though the blood of your pen,
Has been sucked by the reaper of men,
But our heart is consoled by your age and prints,
O mighty maya may you rest in peace,
Because the cage bird alas is free.
Maya's amazing legacy will no doubt continue throughout the centuries: Young artist Sa'ra Charismata posted this tribute inspired by #Phenomenal #Woman
Such an inspiration to many. Madam Angelou, you will forever be missed. May your inspiring words of courage, peace, joy, and laughter live on forever. May many find your life as a stepping stone to go beyond all that hinders. RIP.....
Would I draw a picture?
To show how your life;
Beautifully cast a rainbow to many
Would I write a verse?
To share how your life;
So candidly spoke for justice
Would I sing a song?
To voice how your life;
Lyrically inspires many in hope
I would, if I could
Yet so wide and deep is your bequest
Time may not grant my request
Space would fine me of copyright
Still what you made the world feel
Lives forever none can steal
Maya many will forever admire you
Your dazzling smile
Filled with a caring grandeur
Your motherly heart
Teaching the life art in solemn acuity
A true ant you made a banquet
For the globe to dine off her aunt
Angelou let your voice live on
Rest in the solace of the angelic choir
Till life’s destiny dawns in ecstasy
Bye Maya Angelou
Since I became acquainted with Maya Angelou through her television appearances etc etc, I have admired her for her warm friendliness and obvious humour. Some women are natural beacons for other women. Maya has been one of those. May God rest her in peace. Amen. Mega Katonda Afirika, WIFE OF GOD.