Equality Poem by Maya Angelou

Equality

Rating: 4.6


You declare you see me dimly
through a glass which will not shine,
though I stand before you boldly,
trim in rank and marking time.
You do own to hear me faintly
as a whisper out of range,
while my drums beat out the message
and the rhythms never change.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.

You announce my ways are wanton,
that I fly from man to man,
but if I'm just a shadow to you,
could you ever understand ?

We have lived a painful history,
we know the shameful past,
but I keep on marching forward,
and you keep on coming last.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.

Take the blinders from your vision,
take the padding from your ears,
and confess you've heard me crying,
and admit you've seen my tears.

Hear the tempo so compelling,
hear the blood throb in my veins.
Yes, my drums are beating nightly,
and the rhythms never change.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: equality
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 16 March 2016

I wonder if her middle name is Passion- -it should be

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Kumarmani Mahakul 03 January 2015

Equality and I will be free makes this memorable and really this is one wonderful poem shared on. Very nice one shared on.

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Danish Azam 08 May 2015

Beautiful

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deez 08 April 2022

nuts

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agh 10 April 2022

reading this for hw lol

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harold 12 January 2022

hola me speak chineese

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harold 2.0 12 January 2022

jarold

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--- 03 December 2021

engrish i very liek peoms. me love some racism

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ZamanSha 03 December 2021

Imagine reading poems e w.

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among us 11 June 2021

among us

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