Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Alone - Poem by Maya Angelou

Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don't believe I'm wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

There are some millionaires
With money they can't use
Their wives run round like banshees
Their children sing the blues
They've got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone.
But nobody
No, nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Now if you listen closely
I'll tell you what I know
Storm clouds are gathering
The wind is gonna blow
The race of man is suffering
And I can hear the moan,
'Cause nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Comments about Alone by Maya Angelou

  • Gold Star - 11,382 Points Seema Jayaraman (9/13/2015 4:06:00 AM)

    Well rhymed and beautiful (Report) Reply

    13 person liked.
    3 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 36,621 Points * Sunprincess * (8/31/2015 7:48:00 PM) excellent write and flows nicely ★ (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 613 Points Frankie Wills (8/21/2015 5:04:00 PM)

    Wise - deep and stunning as always. A pleasure. Thought provoking and ingenious. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 489 Points Loppo Louie (8/6/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    Classic Maya have a book of her gems }poems}... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,000 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (4/8/2015 3:06:00 AM)

    I do agree because No man is an island. Good affirmation of truth in the reality of being human. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,737 Points Patricia Grantham (4/1/2015 11:04:00 PM)

    A very soul stirring write. Man was not made to live alone.
    It is sometimes obtained by the choices that we make.
    Still we must persevere and go on. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,536 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (4/1/2015 1:56:00 AM)

    Some of the time we have to. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 30 Points Sreedhar (3/21/2015 10:49:00 AM)

    Loneliness makes the mind heavy always inthe sicial living of homosapience and a sharing shoulder is always welcome.It is factually a craving need. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 198 Points Daniela Mercelina (3/18/2015 7:17:00 PM)

    idd I agree! ! Everybody needs a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on from time to time! ! Someone to encourage or rebuild you in difficult times... So idd `Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone` (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Corina Keppeler (1/28/2015 11:22:00 AM)

    Most addiction boils down to a lack of connection. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Paige Rebertus (1/16/2015 8:38:00 AM)

    A really inspiring poem by Maya Angelou. May she RIP. We all love you Maya! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,930 Points Rajesh Thankappan (1/12/2015 9:22:00 PM)

    Man lives in a society and their lives are inter-woven with each other, more so with the advent of the modern age. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 260 Points Lakshmi S Bose (1/8/2015 3:32:00 AM)

    Really nice poem. Good theme (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 519 Points Just As i Am As is i Was (1/6/2015 9:38:00 PM)

    Why should we be alone? Take my hand and walk with me for i shall always be here to carry you along.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Nancy Shilika Mwanza (12/3/2014 2:07:00 AM)

    the poem is really nice. it has that sense of reliability and in a great sense relates to today's world. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,384 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (8/4/2014 7:26:00 AM)

    Profound and conveys so much truth about being human. Brilliant word flow and content. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,244 Points Primrose Tee (7/2/2014 12:57:00 PM)

    Very true one cant make it alone (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 97,767 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/30/2014 8:38:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. i composed full poem on this fidn some excerpts.....10

    You need to ask one question
    And clearly mention
    With one voice
    That you should stand with words to promise

    Compare with no other
    That shall only make you to bother
    Add to worries
    And carry no further

    Best way is to forget
    About whole world and let
    Your views prevail
    And take you further without fail (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 187 Points Angelina Holmes (5/6/2014 8:10:00 PM)

    Solitude is such a funny thing. It can make you a genius or drive you insane. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,244 Points Primrose Tee (5/2/2014 4:49:00 PM)

    no one can live in isolation (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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