Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Poems

1. On Aging -new- 5/14/2015
2. The Health-Food Diner 12/16/2014
3. Old Folks Laugh 2/10/2015
4. These Yet To Be United States 1/17/2015
5. We Had Him 1/13/2014
6. Human Family 12/4/2014
7. Equality 1/3/2015
8. California Prodigal 1/23/2012
9. The Mothering Blackness 1/23/2012
10. Kin 1/23/2012
11. A Plagued Journey 1/23/2012
12. Awaking In New York 1/23/2012
13. A Brave And Startling Truth 1/23/2012
14. On The Pulse Of Morning 1/3/2003
15. Momma Welfare Roll 1/3/2003
16. Weekend Glory 1/3/2003
17. Remembrance 1/3/2003
18. When You Come 1/3/2003
19. Million Man March Poem 1/3/2003
20. Insomniac 1/3/2003
21. The Detached 6/18/2005
22. Refusal 1/3/2003
23. Passing Time 1/3/2003
24. They Went Home 6/18/2005
25. A Conceit 1/3/2003
26. The Lesson 1/3/2003
27. Men 1/3/2003
28. Touched By An Angel 1/3/2003
29. Woman Work 1/3/2003
30. Alone 1/3/2003
31. Caged Bird 1/3/2003
32. Still I Rise 1/3/2003
33. Phenomenal Woman 1/3/2003
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
Phenomenally.
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 ...

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On Aging

When you see me sitting quietly,
Like a sack left on the shelf,
Don’t think I need your chattering.
I’m listening to myself.
Hold! Stop! Don’t pity me!
Hold! Stop your sympathy!
Understanding if you got it,
Otherwise I’ll do without it!
When my bones are stiff and aching,

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