Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Harlem Hopscotch

Poem by Maya Angelou

One foot down, then hop! It's hot.
Good things for the ones that's got.
Another jump, now to the left.
Everybody for hisself.

In the air, now both feet down.
Since you black, don't stick around.
Food is gone, the rent is due,
Curse and cry and then jump two.

All the people out of work,
Hold for three, then twist and jerk.
Cross the line, they count you out.
That's what hopping's all about.

Both feet flat, the game is done.
They think I lost. I think I won.


Comments about Harlem Hopscotch by Maya Angelou

  • Walmart kid (12/9/2019 2:23:00 PM)

    Help, am trapped in walmart.





    Where is my mother?








    Seriously, where is she?(Report)Reply

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  • Joe Mams (12/9/2019 2:22:00 PM)

    why do people ask who I am, srsly it's a large problemo(Report)Reply

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  • Maya Alligator (12/8/2019 2:40:00 AM)

    WHO is taking my poems. This is not okay... disGUStANg!(Report)Reply

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  • Maya Alligator (12/8/2019 2:37:00 AM)

    who tf is stealing all my poems. this is not okay(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/18/2019 3:20:00 AM)

    All the people out of work,
    Hold for three, then twist and.
    Cross the line, they count you out.
    That's what hopping's all about. very fine poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • tamara (3/18/2019 10:23:00 AM)

    i want more information pls(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (2/21/2019 3:58:00 AM)

    In the air, now both feet down.
    Since you black, don't stick around.
    Food is gone, the rent is due,
    Curse and cry and then jump two. i think i won......... all the sufferings of being born a black.......... thanku. tony(Report)Reply

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  • minecraft steve (12/12/2018 10:50:00 AM)

    how do i tame a horse?(Report)Reply

    Minecraft alex(4/1/2020 7:56:00 AM)

    Click on it, if it kicks you off do it again. Spam E while doing this, note it may take a while. Give you’re horse a golden apple to tame faster.

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  • 6ix9ine (9/28/2018 9:08:00 AM)

    6ix9ine6ix9ine6ix9inetreywaytreywaytreywaytreywaytreyway6ix9ine(Report)Reply

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  • Big Papa WaWa (9/28/2018 9:06:00 AM)

    All ya lil kidz thots(Report)Reply

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  • 6ix9ine (9/26/2018 9:01:00 AM)

    TREYWAY up in here treyway treywayTREYWAY(Report)Reply

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  • lil Tay (5/2/2018 12:12:00 PM)

    [Verse 2]
    Like I Keep A Choppa on me, fudge that little b**** with the diamonds on Freeze
    In The Ship Thats Who I Be, I'm Only 9 Trucking On Trees (dag) , Smokin On Peas (oou!) , Money Way That Is The Key, Ay, Gucci On Me (gucci)(Report)Reply

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  • lil Tay (5/2/2018 12:10:00 PM)

    Lil Tay, Money Way, Car On The Coupon, Tuesday
    100 On My Wrist Waka You Say Yah
    Made 20 Mansions In Sueday (b****)
    Lil Tay, Money Way, Write That B***** Off Like An Essay, (Yah)
    Me Turn Back I'm Like Ok, I Wish You Motruckers Call Me [? ](Report)Reply

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  • lil Tay (5/2/2018 12:10:00 PM)

    (Intro)
    Lil Tay, Oou, (Ice) , Ay, Yah, Lil Tay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Yah blrrr(Report)Reply

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  • lil Tay (5/2/2018 12:02:00 PM)

    all yall broke. listen to Lil Tay Money Way(Report)Reply

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  • Maya Angelou (5/2/2018 11:59:00 AM)

    I'm Back! I'll haunt all ya dudes!(Report)Reply

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  • Maya Angelou (4/26/2018 6:00:00 PM)

    Ah, one of my favorites. I didn't think my poems got on the internet.(Report)Reply

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  • Biggdaddydirtbag (3/16/2018 10:04:00 AM)

    fuego takeoff trash.................(Report)Reply

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  • caroline (3/13/2018 1:04:00 PM)

    i love Harlem hopscotch(Report)Reply

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  • person (1/23/2018 2:07:00 PM)

    the music video is more upbeat, i like this tone moree(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 9, 2016