Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Million Man March Poem - Poem by Maya Angelou

The night has been long,
The wound has been deep,
The pit has been dark,
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Comments about Million Man March Poem by Maya Angelou

  • Veteran Poet - 1,954 Points Shah Surja (11/26/2015 1:56:00 PM)

    The ancestors remind us, despite the
    history of pain
    We are a going-on people who will
    rise again.
    And still we rise. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,191 Points Curtis Johnson (11/9/2015 3:13:00 AM)

    May Maya's words continue to speak of legacy's child who must pass on, but whose messages never die. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,202 Points Susan Williams (10/16/2015 7:01:00 PM)

    she is a well-loved and respected voice in literature, a strong voice, a compassionate voice, a thoughtful voice... we have all been blessed by her life and poetry (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,418 Points Hebert Logerie Sr. (10/16/2015 9:45:00 AM)

    We are like a spring, which cannot go down. We are like the sun, which cannot go down; we are like the moon, which cannot go down. We will NOT disappear; and still we will rise. Toussaint Louverture, our great General, was right. The roots will spring everywhere; and the seeds have been spread all over the world. We will rise again, again, like Africa, like America. We are the world, because the world came from us. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,260 Points Bharati Nayak (10/16/2015 8:52:00 AM)

    Clap hands, let us invite joy into our conversation
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    Ancestors remind us, despite the history of pain
    We are going- on people who will rise again

    And still we rise- - - -The indomitable spirit to rise is profoundly expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,117 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (10/16/2015 7:40:00 AM)

    Very touching and inhuman experiences through which the freedom fighters passed have been nicely narrated. Hats off. Ten points. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 47,517 Points Edward Kofi Louis (10/16/2015 5:13:00 AM)

    The history of pain. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 70,859 Points Gajanan Mishra (10/16/2015 1:56:00 AM)

    going on people who will rise again.. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,242 Points Lopamudra Mishra (8/12/2015 12:42:00 AM)

    Al o f her poems cry for the exitsing system, great. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 5:09:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 5,767 Points Patricia Grantham (6/17/2013 8:59:00 AM)

    Chains have been broken and wounds have been
    healed. Remembering the past and looking forward
    to the future. We all shall rise together once more.
    A great worthy write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points Khubaib Mujtaba (5/21/2013 10:57:00 AM)

    good and nice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Soulistical The Poet (5/26/2012 12:03:00 PM)

    Oh my god, I love it.. Very lovely (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ladawn Trice (3/13/2012 10:16:00 AM)

    truth, pain, love and understanding rains in this piece... things we need to do and still have yet to do, but we are learning to do, and i will be very proud when we do (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 70,859 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/30/2012 9:49:00 AM)

    A Fine piece of poem. congratulation.
    gajanan mishra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Funmi Anonymous (6/5/2009 8:15:00 AM)

    Lord have mercy...tears fill my eyes as I read this poem...conveys empowerment in all who reads... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mel Vincent Basconcillo (5/1/2009 11:52:00 PM)

    this is truly one of the all time greats! i love this poem! so profound and so true! amazing! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nana H. Ibrahim (6/4/2007 6:32:00 AM)

    and higher we shall keep rising! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nana H. Ibrahim (6/4/2007 6:05:00 AM)

    and higher we shall keep rising! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ayisha Ibrahim (9/14/2006 9:46:00 PM)

    For everyone else the peom is a good one cos you are a great poet
    But for someone who comes from almost the same background as you;
    A contenent of slavery: Africa
    The emotion and meaning is quite clear
    For our ancestors didn't suffer in vain.
    Still We Rise! (Report) Reply

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