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

  • (10/13/2019 11:59:00 PM)

    how the heck would i have known like really oh gosh /that s true no one can that alone and yes i was alone in the hospital not related to another / (Report)Reply

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  • (9/24/2019 11:08:00 PM)

    Limitations of any human being, grat or small, wealthiest or poor, strongest or a weakling brought out in this thought provoking poem well deserving modern poem of the day. (Report)Reply

    (10/8/2019 9:56:00 AM)

    That is right

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  • Lyn Paul (9/24/2019 6:03:00 PM)

    Ms. Angelou was an amazing, strong and determined woman. So it must had been incredibly difficult. (Report)Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/24/2019 10:50:00 AM)

    Nice one.. real 10

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  • (9/24/2019 4:14:00 AM)

    As the storm winds blow we shall all gather together and eventually sing the same song! (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/24/2019 3:49:00 AM)

    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........nice poetic expression. Beautiful poem by Maya Angelou.
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  • Uche Nwanze (9/24/2019 2:58:00 AM)

    Your lines, 'Nobody, but nobody can make it out of here alone is instructive. Very nice piece (Report)Reply

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  • Robert M Smith (9/24/2019 2:30:00 AM)

    Unfortunately, alone means alone not with company. The poem has a wrong slant if I am not mistaken. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (9/24/2019 2:13:00 AM)

    Alone, all alone
    Nobody, but nobody
    Can make it out here alone.......//// beautiful poetic expression
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  • (9/24/2019 2:03:00 AM)

    I think that her is here at her weakest. This poem is not a strong one. And all this this of alone, no body ever did. The house you live in even if you built it yourself some one had some part in the materials used in the making of it.
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  • Dominic Windram (9/24/2019 1:53:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem that expresses human loneliness, alienation, and hence the deep need for solidarity with others. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/24/2019 1:07:00 AM)

    A great write on man's lonliness which is akin to ' water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink.' (Report)Reply

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    Really too good this poem . (Report)Reply

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  • (7/16/2019 12:53:00 PM)

    Very nice (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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