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Still I Rise - Poem by Maya Angelou

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?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.


Poems About Racism

  1. 1. Still I Rise , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. If , Rudyard Kipling
  3. 3. Cross , Langston Hughes
  4. 4. I, Too , Langston Hughes
  5. 5. We Wear The Mask , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  6. 6. Enslaved , Claude McKay
  7. 7. Children's Rhymes , Langston Hughes
  8. 8. Let America Be America Again , Langston Hughes
  9. 9. Equality , Maya Angelou
  10. 10. Incident , Countee Cullen
  11. 11. The Little Black Boy , William Blake
  12. 12. The Lynching , Claude McKay
  13. 13. The Barrier , Claude McKay
  14. 14. The Negro Mother , Langston Hughes
  15. 15. The Negro Speaks Of Rivers , Langston Hughes
  16. 16. The Debt , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  17. 17. Racism , Oodgeroo Noonuccal
  18. 18. A Negro Love Song , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  19. 19. On The Creation Of Niggers , Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  20. 20. The Voice Of Inclusion , Raymond A. Foss
  21. 21. We Think It Is So Distant , Raymond A. Foss
  22. 22. Racism Is Around Me Everywhere , Francis Duggan
  23. 23. What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us , Benjamin Zephaniah
  24. 24. 'Discrimination' , David Taylor
  25. 25. The Color Of Racism , Hebert Logerie
  26. 26. A Nation Of Cowards , Hebert Logerie
  27. 27. Discrimination , Mark Heathcote
  28. 28. Racism Haiku , Chenou Liu
  29. 29. No Matter What Your Nationality , Francis Duggan
  30. 30. The First Australians , Francis Duggan
  31. 31. An Old Black Man And A Young Gangster..... , Dimitri Jagodinski
  32. 32. Racism And The Culture Of Racism Rev.2013 , Trade Martin
  33. 33. Racism Kills , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  34. 34. Execution's List , TaMaRa HaNaRiNg ,(((( PaLeST ..
  35. 35. Friends Around The World , elysabeth faslund
  36. 36. We Do Not Need Racists , Francis Duggan
  37. 37. Racism , Dimitri Jagodinski
  38. 38. Reverse Racism Is Still Racism , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  39. 39. Spoiled In America There Is No Life Better , Dimitri Jagodinski
  40. 40. Pressure Of Racism , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  41. 41. Racism Haiku - Ice Cream , john tiong chunghoo
  42. 42. A Better World , Francis Duggan
  43. 43. Seeds Of Destruction , john tiong chunghoo
  44. 44. Racism Acquired , Ima Ryma
  45. 45. You Lead Us , hasmukh amathalal
  46. 46. Reverse Racism , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  47. 47. Of Your Feelings On Human Rights , Francis Duggan
  48. 48. Why Do You Judge Me? , Arely Corral
  49. 49. Modern Society , Neil Adams
  50. 50. Racism Is Born Of Ignorance , Francis Duggan
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