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They Went Home - Poem by Maya Angelou

They went home and told their wives,
that never once in all their lives,
had they known a girl like me,
But... They went home.

They said my house was licking clean,
no word I spoke was ever mean,
I had an air of mystery,
But... They went home.

My praises were on all men's lips,
they liked my smile, my wit, my hips,
they'd spend one night, or two or three.
But...


Comments about They Went Home by Maya Angelou

  • Veteran Poet - 1,205 Points Prem Katoch (1/20/2017 12:31:00 AM)

    It is graphic, so true and gives feelings of something very special. Good (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 28,868 Points .., Rahman .., Henry (11/4/2015 1:09:00 AM)

    Excellently presented poem. It's a wonder in a laconic tongue. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 65,447 Points * Sunprincess * (8/30/2015 4:34:00 PM)

    .....nicely penned, and wonderful message, home is where we can be ourselves ★ (Report) Reply

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Poems About Home

  1. 1. They Went Home , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  5. 5. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. 6. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  7. 7. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  8. 8. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  9. 9. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  10. 10. Home , Anne Brontë
  11. 11. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  12. 12. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  13. 13. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  14. 14. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  15. 15. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  16. 16. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  17. 17. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  18. 18. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  19. 19. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  20. 20. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  21. 21. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  22. 22. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  23. 23. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  24. 24. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  25. 25. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  26. 26. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  27. 27. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  28. 28. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  29. 29. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  30. 30. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  31. 31. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  32. 32. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  33. 33. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  34. 34. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  35. 35. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  36. 36. Home , Rupert Brooke
  37. 37. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  38. 38. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  39. 39. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  40. 40. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  41. 41. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  42. 42. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  43. 43. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  44. 44. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  45. 45. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  46. 46. Lines Written From Home , Anne Brontë
  47. 47. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  48. 48. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  49. 49. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  50. 50. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
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