Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Poems of Maya Angelou

1. A Brave and Startling Truth 1/23/2012
2. A Conceit 1/3/2003
3. A Plagued Journey 1/23/2012
4. Alone 1/3/2003
5. Awaking in New York 1/23/2012
6. California Prodigal 1/23/2012
7. Equality 1/3/2015
8. Human Family 12/4/2014
9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings 1/3/2003
10. Insomniac 1/3/2003
11. Kin 1/23/2012
12. Men 1/3/2003
13. Million Man March Poem 1/3/2003
14. Momma Welfare Roll 1/3/2003
15. On the Pulse of Morning 1/23/2012
16. Passing Time 1/3/2003
17. Phenomenal Woman 1/3/2003
18. Refusal 1/3/2003
19. Remembrance 1/3/2003
20. Still I Rise 1/3/2003

The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children.
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

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