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

  • (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)
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  • (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 [? ]
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  • (5/2/2018 12:10:00 PM)


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

  • (5/2/2018 12:02:00 PM)


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

  • (5/2/2018 11:59:00 AM)


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

  • (4/26/2018 6:00:00 PM)


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

  • (3/16/2018 10:04:00 AM)


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

  • (3/13/2018 1:04:00 PM)


    i love Harlem hopscotch (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2018 2:07:00 PM)


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

  • (1/22/2018 2:24:00 PM)


    my teacher made me read this i didnt want to (Report) Reply

    (5/2/2018 12:05:00 PM)

    Lolololololololololololol

  • (1/2/2018 3:11:00 PM)


    HYPE AFFF YUH! ! ! ! YWTFGO! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2017 11:11:00 AM)


    I like the way she takes a childrens game and ties it into life. (Report) Reply

    (1/16/2018 12:49:00 PM)

    your are a literal bum

  • Madhabi Banerjee (9/30/2017 1:36:00 PM)


    'they I lost I think I won'' this is life's fantasy (Report) Reply

  • (6/19/2017 11:11:00 PM)


    An air of a children's game until the stark reminder:
    'Food is gone, the rent is due'. Quite good.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 9, 2016



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