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Still I Rise - Poem by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Comments about Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

  • Silver Star - 3,329 Points Dutendra Chamling (11/24/2015 3:56:00 AM)

    ....You may shoot me with your words,
    You may cut me with your eyes,
    You may kill me with your hatefulness,
    But still, like air, I'll rise...

    wonderful! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,393 Points Soul Watcher (11/24/2015 2:40:00 AM)

    What a wonderful poem .. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 31 Points Narayan Lama Aviral Yatree (11/21/2015 7:38:00 PM)

    Yes, you and everyone of us must rise in the way your beautiful lines suggest. Those who have plunged into the depths of the realities of life will definitely caress your lovely lines. When one is determined to reach the top of one's real track of life, no dirt, no mud, no freezing cold, no scorching sun, no darkness and even no most challenging storms will be ever able to stop that great journey.
    Your beautiful also seems to be sparkling with the flashes of rhymes and images. There is a melodious rhythm within the lines. I really love these lines. Expect more poems from you on life. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Faith

  1. 1. Still I Rise , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. If , Rudyard Kipling
  3. 3. Solitude , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  4. 4. Invictus , William Ernest Henley
  5. 5. "Faith" Is A Fine Invention , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. Phenomenal Woman , Maya Angelou
  7. 7. Faith , Emily Dickinson
  8. 8. Faith , Robert William Service
  9. 9. Faithful Eckart , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  10. 10. Faith—is The Pierless Bridge , Emily Dickinson
  11. 11. Faith And Despondency , Emily Jane Brontë
  12. 12. Faithless Nelly Gray , Thomas Hood
  13. 13. Faithless Sally Brown , Thomas Hood
  14. 14. Sonnet 141: In Faith, I Do Not Love Thee.. , William Shakespeare
  15. 15. If This Were Faith , Robert Louis Stevenson
  16. 16. Modern Love Xxxii: Full Faith I Have , George Meredith
  17. 17. German Faith , Friedrich Schiller
  18. 18. Living And A Dead Faith , William Cowper
  19. 19. Faith , George Herbert
  20. 20. Fool Faith , Robert William Service
  21. 21. In Faith , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  22. 22. Praise For Faith , William Cowper
  23. 23. A Poem Of Faith , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  24. 24. Inspiration , Henry David Thoreau
  25. 25. Faith Matheny , Edgar Lee Masters
  26. 26. My Faith Is Larger Than The Hills , Emily Dickinson
  27. 27. Thine Am I, My Faithful Fair , Robert Burns
  28. 28. My Faith , Friedrich Schiller
  29. 29. He Strained My Faith , Emily Dickinson
  30. 30. The Child's Faith Is New , Emily Dickinson
  31. 31. To Lose One's Faith&Mdash;Surpass , Emily Dickinson
  32. 32. The Faithless Wife , Federico García Lorca
  33. 33. The Faithless Shadows. , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  34. 34. Poem (Faithful To Your Commands, O Consc.. , Delmore Schwartz
  35. 35. Faith’s Vista , Henry Abbey
  36. 36. Faith , George William Russell
  37. 37. The Rat Of Faith , Philip Levine
  38. 38. 'Faithful To The End' Amended , Emily Dickinson
  39. 39. To Mend Each Tattered Faith , Emily Dickinson
  40. 40. Peace Is A Fiction Of Our Faith , Emily Dickinson
  41. 41. Faith , Sarah Knowles Bolton
  42. 42. Parable Of Faith , Louise Gluck
  43. 43. Atlantis , Mark Doty
  44. 44. We Walk In Faith , Raymond A Foss
  45. 45. On Faith , Cecilia Woloch
  46. 46. Her Faith , Raymond A Foss
  47. 47. Faith , Raymond A Foss
  48. 48. An Act Of Faith , Raymond A Foss
  49. 49. Faith Like Muscle , Raymond A Foss
  50. 50. Bishop Blougram's Apology , Robert Browning
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