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