Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Rookie Newton Kibiringi (5/30/2014 10:02:00 AM)

    Bye Maya Angelou!

    Would I draw a picture?
    To show how your life;
    Beautifully cast a rainbow to many
    Would I write a verse?
    To share how your life;
    So candidly spoke for justice
    Would I sing a song?
    To voice how your life;
    Lyrically inspires many in hope
    I would, if I could
    Yet so wide and deep is your bequest
    Time may not grant my request
    Space would fine me of copyright
    Still what you made the world feel
    Lives forever none can steal
    Maya many will forever admire you
    Your dazzling smile
    Filled with a caring grandeur
    Your motherly heart
    Teaching the life art in solemn acuity
    A true ant you made a banquet
    For the globe to dine off her aunt
    Angelou let your voice live on
    Rest in the solace of the angelic choir
    Till life’s destiny dawns in ecstasy
    Bye Maya Angelou

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  • Rookie Cosmic Tourist (5/30/2014 4:46:00 AM)

    Dear Moderators. Please DO NOT remove the negative comments about Maya Angelou. They may help people know what she was talking about in A brave and startling Truth

  • Rookie Winter (5/30/2014 3:07:00 AM)

    RIP dear poetess your phenomenal courage and beauty will linger. So saddened to hear of your passing.

  • Rookie Rehema Nyandwi (5/29/2014 4:00:00 PM)

    wow it was good maya is good i love this story i hope it have part two

  • Rookie - 3 Points Margaret Kiyaga (5/29/2014 12:21:00 PM)

    Since I became acquainted with Maya Angelou through her television appearances etc etc, I have admired her for her warm friendliness and obvious humour. Some women are natural beacons for other women. Maya has been one of those. May God rest her in peace. Amen. Mega Katonda Afirika, WIFE OF GOD.

  • Rookie - 51 Points Gabriel Jirgba (5/29/2014 10:04:00 AM)

    A Phenomenon Woman -you ll be in my heart. We never met but you've always been a major inspiration, model, rabi...Rest in peace Maya Angelou

  • Rookie - 175 Points Melvin Banggollay (5/29/2014 7:08:00 AM)

    Condolence to the bereaved family of Maya Angelou. May her soul rest in peace and her works inspire other soul like me searching for the truth through the art of poetry. Great woman may your spirit be blessed and be with our creator.

  • Silver Star - 4,183 Points Sayeed Abubakar (5/29/2014 6:04:00 AM)

    Great poet Maya Angelou is no more. She has died at her home today. A great loss for literature.

  • Rookie Arianna Santiago (5/28/2014 8:50:00 PM)

    I really can relate to maya shes a freedom speech to my life, to women lifes.To this day we should know her, this is her day of her pease in heven as she died and let her freedom ring to od, women, menthe world maya angelou is pease to our world she should be respected to this day


  • Rookie - 17 Points Ozioma Anieto (5/28/2014 4:47:00 PM)

    With Maya, it was love at first read….her blackness, her wits and her philosophy. While enjoying Maya’s work, I thought she existed in the past…. I never knew such a talent is ‘not’ of old…and still can’t believe that who wrote “I Know Why Caged Bird Sings” was still among us. I always wish to answer her poetic question in this natural way;

    Yes, your sexiness upsets me,
    It comes to me as a surprise
    That you can dance like you’ve got diamonds
    At the meeting of your thighs.

    Adieu Maya Angelou… are a rainbow in our cloud…..and we now know why the caged bird sings….

Best Poem of Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my ...

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Million Man March Poem

The night has been long,
The wound has been deep,
The pit has been dark,
And the walls have been steep.

Under a dead blue sky on a distant beach,
I was dragged by my braids just beyond your reach.
Your hands were tied, your mouth was bound,
You couldn't even call out my name.

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