Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Son to Mother - Poem by Maya Angelou

I start no
wars, raining poison
on cathedrals,
melting Stars of David
into golden faucets
to be lighted by lamps
shaded by human skin.

I set no
store on the strange lands,
send no
missionaries beyond my
borders,
to plunder secrets
and barter souls.

They
say you took my manhood,
Momma.
Come sit on my lap
and tell me,
what do you want me to say
to them, just
before I annihilate
their ignorance ?


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    Son to Mother - Poem by Maya Angelou

    I start no
    wars, raining poison
    on cathedrals,
    melting Stars of David
    into golden faucets
    to be lighted by lamps
    shaded by human skin.

    I set no
    store on the strange lands,
    send no
    missionaries beyond my
    borders,
    to plunder secrets
    and barter souls.

    They
    say you took my manhood,
    Momma.
    Come sit on my lap
    and tell me,
    what do you want me to say
    to them, just
    before I annihilate
    their ignorance?
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 9, 2016



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