Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Poems of Maya Angelou

21. The Mothering Blackness 1/23/2012
22. The Rock Cries Out to Us Today 1/3/2003
23. They Went Home 6/18/2005
24. Touched by an Angel 1/3/2003
25. We Had Him 1/13/2014
26. Weekend Glory 1/3/2003
27. When You Come 1/3/2003
28. Woman Work 1/3/2003

The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
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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