Life Doesn't Frighten Me Poem by Maya Angelou

Life Doesn't Frighten Me

Rating: 4.6


Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn't frighten me at all

Bad dogs barking loud
Big ghosts in a cloud
Life doesn't frighten me at all

Mean old Mother Goose
Lions on the loose
They don't frighten me at all

Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn't frighten me at all.

I go boo
Make them shoo
I make fun
Way they run
I won't cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild

Life doesn't frighten me at all.

Tough guys fight
All alone at night
Life doesn't frighten me at all.

Panthers in the park
Strangers in the dark
No, they don't frighten me at all.

That new classroom where
Boys all pull my hair
(Kissy little girls
With their hair in curls)
They don't frighten me at all.

Don't show me frogs and snakes
And listen for my scream,
If I'm afraid at all
It's only in my dreams.

I've got a magic charm
That I keep up my sleeve
I can walk the ocean floor
And never have to breathe.

Life doesn't frighten me at all
Not at all
Not at all.

Life doesn't frighten me at all.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 16 October 2015

or is that child whistling in the dark? it has an element of protesting too much- -either way Maya speaks to her reader

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G. Akanji Olaniyi 28 September 2015

Powerful and very heartfelt! ! !

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Quame Boatmann 21 September 2015

I really like this poem. powerful lines

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Zy'brea Thomas 07 February 2022

Its a good poem I like it

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Holder 25 January 2022

This poem feels dark

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big boy 20 April 2022

that the point so you can feel it

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Adysen 07 January 2022

I wrote this plan for all children.

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Amiaya bernabe 14 December 2021

This is my favorite poem

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unknow person 27 April 2022

not relly good

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