Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Alone Poem by Maya Angelou

Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don't believe I'm wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

There are some millionaires
With money they can't use
Their wives run round like banshees
Their children sing the blues
They've got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone.
But nobody
No, nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Now if you listen closely
I'll tell you what I know
Storm clouds are gathering
The wind is gonna blow
The race of man is suffering
And I can hear the moan,
'Cause nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Freshman - 533 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (4/1/2015 1:56:00 AM)

    Some of the time we have to. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 30 Points Sreedhar (3/21/2015 10:49:00 AM)

    Loneliness makes the mind heavy always inthe sicial living of homosapience and a sharing shoulder is always welcome.It is factually a craving need. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 162 Points Daniela Mercelina (3/18/2015 7:17:00 PM)

    idd I agree! ! Everybody needs a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on from time to time! ! Someone to encourage or rebuild you in difficult times... So idd `Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone` (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Corina Keppeler (1/28/2015 11:22:00 AM)

    Most addiction boils down to a lack of connection. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Paige Rebertus (1/16/2015 8:38:00 AM)

    A really inspiring poem by Maya Angelou. May she RIP. We all love you Maya! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,109 Points Rajesh Thankappan (1/12/2015 9:22:00 PM)

    Man lives in a society and their lives are inter-woven with each other, more so with the advent of the modern age. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 198 Points Lakshmi S Bose (1/8/2015 3:32:00 AM)

    Really nice poem. Good theme (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 450 Points Just As i Am As is i Was (1/6/2015 9:38:00 PM)

    Why should we be alone? Take my hand and walk with me for i shall always be here to carry you along.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Nancy Shilika Mwanza (12/3/2014 2:07:00 AM)

    the poem is really nice. it has that sense of reliability and in a great sense relates to today's world. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,078 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (8/4/2014 7:26:00 AM)

    Profound and conveys so much truth about being human. Brilliant word flow and content. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,243 Points Primrose Tee (7/2/2014 12:57:00 PM)

    Very true one cant make it alone (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,190 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/30/2014 8:38:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. i composed full poem on this fidn some excerpts.....10

    You need to ask one question
    And clearly mention
    With one voice
    That you should stand with words to promise

    Compare with no other
    That shall only make you to bother
    Add to worries
    And carry no further

    Best way is to forget
    About whole world and let
    Your views prevail
    And take you further without fail (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 169 Points Angelina Holmes (5/6/2014 8:10:00 PM)

    Solitude is such a funny thing. It can make you a genius or drive you insane. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,243 Points Primrose Tee (5/2/2014 4:49:00 PM)

    no one can live in isolation (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jeanette Telusma (4/29/2014 10:25:00 PM)

    Alone, all alone
    Nobody, but nobody
    Can make it out here alone......... So true, we all need each other. So touching. Thanks Madam Maya. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 59 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:59:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alina O'leary (4/16/2014 12:10:00 AM)

    I hate to correct you
    But I feel like I should
    Living out here alone
    You say no one could

    But I can, I will,
    I'll keep living on still.
    I'm used to it, it's fine
    I'll never resign.

    Being alone is what I accept.
    That doesn't mean that I am inept.
    Trust me, don't worry, the damage is done.
    It's a never-ending battle that I've already won

    Being alone doesn't make me sore
    I can definitely take it. Throw at me more.
    Being alone has no lose or gain.
    It'd ok. I'm used to the pain.

    Yes, I'm alone, all alone
    But you won't hear me cry or moan.
    But I can and I will make it out here alone. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Crystal Star (4/1/2014 5:38:00 AM)

    Where water is not thirsty
    And bread loaf is not stone I think I can find such a place only in poetry
    I felt like loneliness was a disease only i suffer but today i know well that many do. It is not contagious like the smile we always wear to conceal the single sadness within of being alone. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Meski Dessie (3/18/2014 5:23:00 AM)

    This poem brings mixed emotions that travel miles but gives me a reason that love isnt absurd. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 86 Points Maryanne Richards (3/14/2014 2:20:00 AM)

    This is so true and wonderful to read. (Report) Reply

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