Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Poems of Maya Angelou

1. A Brave and Startling Truth 1/23/2012
2. A Conceit 1/3/2003
3. A Plagued Journey 1/23/2012
4. Alone 1/3/2003
5. Awaking in New York 1/23/2012
6. California Prodigal 1/23/2012
7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings 1/3/2003
8. Insomniac 1/3/2003
9. Kin 1/23/2012
10. Men 1/3/2003
11. Million Man March Poem 1/3/2003
12. Momma Welfare Roll 1/3/2003
13. On the Pulse of Morning 1/23/2012
14. Passing Time 1/3/2003
15. Phenomenal Woman 1/3/2003
16. Refusal 1/3/2003
17. Remembrance 1/3/2003
18. Still I Rise 1/3/2003
19. The Detached 6/18/2005
20. The Lesson 1/3/2003

The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children.
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

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