Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Poems

1. A Brave And Startling Truth 1/23/2012
2. A Conceit 1/3/2003
3. A Plagued Journey 1/23/2012
4. Ain't That Bad? 3/9/2016
5. Alone 1/3/2003
6. Awaking In New York 1/23/2012
7. Caged Bird 1/3/2003
8. California Prodigal 1/23/2012
9. Equality 1/3/2015
10. Glory Falls 3/9/2016
11. Harlem Hopscotch 3/9/2016
12. Human Family 12/4/2014
13. I know why the caged bird sings 3/9/2016
14. In All Ways A Woman 3/9/2016
15. Insomniac 1/3/2003
16. Kin 1/23/2012
17. Life Doesn't Frighten Me 8/6/2015
18. Men 1/3/2003
19. Million Man March Poem 1/3/2003
20. Momma Welfare Roll 1/3/2003
21. Old Folks Laugh 2/10/2015
22. On Aging 5/14/2015
23. On The Pulse Of Morning 1/3/2003
24. Our Grandmothers 7/14/2015
25. Passing Time 1/3/2003
26. Phenomenal Woman 1/3/2003
27. Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down 3/9/2016
28. Preacher, Don't Send Me 3/9/2016
29. Recovery 3/9/2016
30. Refusal 1/3/2003
31. Remembrance 1/3/2003
32. Savior 3/9/2016
33. Son to Mother 3/9/2016
34. Song for the Old Ones 3/9/2016
35. Still I Rise 1/3/2003
36. Televised 3/9/2016
37. The Black Family Pledge 3/9/2016
38. The Detached 6/18/2005
39. The Health-Food Diner 12/16/2014
40. The Lesson 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Maya Angelou

Still I Rise

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? ...

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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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