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

  • (9/1/2017 11:30:00 AM)


    A tried and true formula, the hard-heartedness of the rich. Makes us glad we are poor, because at least we are not like those who can't get to the heaven of not being alone. (Report) Reply

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  • Jone Lay (8/10/2017 5:00:00 AM)


    best poem, can give, for my feeling (Report) Reply

  • CHINONSO IGWE (7/11/2017 7:54:00 AM)


    The refrain in this poem makes it a bit dull i think. (Report) Reply

  • Suresh Raavi (6/24/2017 9:20:00 AM)


    To cure their hearts of stone... How true this is. now a days every heart is like a stone (Report) Reply

  • (6/3/2017 9:59:00 AM)


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  • Abhaya Sharma (5/26/2017 5:07:00 AM)


    yet another beautiful composition by her.. nobody bur nobody can make it out here alone.. how true.. (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2017 12:48:00 PM)


    cool 10 out of 10 ign i r8 8 m8, i dont like poems (Report) Reply

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  • (12/11/2016 1:26:00 PM)


    I like the repetitions in the poem, they are effective. :) (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/26/2016 1:01:00 AM)


    Storm clouds are gathering
    The wind is gonna blow......

    nice poem! ! ! ! !
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/23/2016 3:47:00 PM)


    (Alone - Poem by Maya Angelou.) **‘No man is an island.‘ Enjoyed this poem by Mayou (Report) Reply

  • Richard Howardson (11/17/2016 12:43:00 PM)

    Reality with Creativity
    Perfectly put into words. I wish people realize that money ain't everything; before it's too late. Kudos! (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (10/28/2016 10:32:00 AM)


    aspiring for a growth with unity of mankind is always welcome...indeed a good poem-10 (Report) Reply

  • Neptune Barman (10/2/2016 9:34:00 PM)


    The poem is so beautifully written.Each line consists a story itself. (Report) Reply

  • (9/12/2016 9:23:00 AM)


    She is so amazing she. Never gave up. She is my inspiration to never give up follow my dreams nomatter how bad it gets. Keep fighting. RIP PEACE. Maya with god you are with. Im am Enough. (Report) Reply

  • Aremo Abiodun Best (7/14/2016 5:03:00 AM)


    woooooooooooooooooooooow, am really amazed by this poem (Report) Reply

  • Shivangi Vyas (4/6/2016 2:44:00 PM)


    Her verses are always inspiring.... you get a lot to learn.... i am speechless 'cause these versus are so truthful and amazingly choreographed.... i just love her! my favorite....! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Sonali Ganguly (4/3/2016 11:39:00 PM)


    true verse..... nobody can make it out here alone. the whole generation seems like suffering from the vast emptiness around..... (Report) Reply

  • (3/21/2016 11:38:00 AM)


    Beautiful and so true (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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