Unheralded Poet.... [poets; Maya A.; Celebrity Status; Short; Good Works] - Poem by Bri Edwards
[Maya RIP - Maya Angelou (April 11,1928-May 28,2014) ]
PH paid tribute recently to a famed poet, Maya Angelou, on her death.
I WON'T suggest they do likewise, after I take....'my last breath',
but, heck, who gets to decide who is honored for their honest toil ….
when at last her or his earthly body …..is returned to earthly soil?
I guess people thus honored are celebrities and/or have done good works.
Ellias Anderson says: 'We are our own celebrities.' But I know some celebs …..are jerks.
I'm not now and may never be a celebrity, as was Maya Angelou,
but I know in my life I've done good works, if not a lot, at least a few.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
i believe i saw her on TV once, reciting one of her poems during a presidential inauguration ceremony; could it have been kennedy's? ? my wife thought maybe clinton. so i've googled the question.........robert frost was the first poet to read a poem at a u.s. presidential inauguration (kennedy,1961) , while Maya Angelou became the second to do so (clinton,1993) .
anyway, my poem, obviously, is not a tribute to anyone, but i give Maya her due.
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