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Still I Rise

Rating: 4.4

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,
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Anant Jain 03 January 2013

The Poem which kills limitless frustrations and Make me smile everytime i read it...... :)

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Karina Santiago 05 February 2013

I love this poem! I see it as motivation and read it whenever I'm upset. It reminds me that I'm in control of my own feelings and that I will only recieve respect if I respect myself. I am using this poem in an essay for my literature class as one of Maya Angelou's best poetry works (in my opinion) .

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Dawn Lambert 31 December 2012

I remember I had to memorize this in third grade I will, always love this poem

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Terriyanah Davis 19 February 2013

This means that although people try to tear her down she will overcome that no matter what

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Amanda Upton 03 January 2013

this is great! :) my poems couldnt ever be this good

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Meshach EJ 31 August 2021

Phenomenal ????

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Nabakishore Dash. 16 August 2021

Insight full and brilliant expression.

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Elaine Jillian Perry 29 June 2021

A.piem of strength and inspiration to all.

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