Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Life Doesn't Frighten Me

Poem by Maya Angelou

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 about Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/17/2020 1:00:00 PM)

    Don't show me frogs and snakes
    And listen for my scream,
    If I'm afraid at all
    It's only in my dreams.. instilling fear to rule over.... very fine poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Christopher (6/5/2020 9:13:00 AM)

    I think that the speaker is maya angelou because she said life doesn’t frighten me(Report)Reply

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  • Christopher (6/5/2020 9:12:00 AM)

    The speaker point of view of life is that life is fooled of challenge but you should never give up.(Report)Reply

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  • Christopher (6/5/2020 9:11:00 AM)

    I think the theme of the poem is to never be down because life is only one because she said life doesn’t frighten me(Report)Reply

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  • Antonio (6/5/2020 9:07:00 AM)

    The speaker is Maya Angelou.Her POV is to tell us how she doesn’t care what people think of her.The Theme is to never let what people think of you the bring you down in any type of way.(Report)Reply

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  • Kayla: 0 (6/5/2020 8:36:00 AM)

    What I think is that she would never be frightened if she ever comes across anything, she could do whatever she wants, without being scared.(Report)Reply

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  • Antonio (6/5/2020 6:14:00 AM)

    I think she doesn’t care about what people think she will do her and only her.(Report)Reply

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  • Moenae (6/4/2020 10:18:00 AM)

    What I feel like about the poem is that she not scared about what comes her way and she will accomplish anything she want(Report)Reply

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  • ForeverTroop (6/1/2020 9:57:00 PM)

    Nice work well done!(Report)Reply

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  • sianna reid (4/29/2020 10:54:00 AM)

    we have to do schoolwork that sucks(Report)Reply

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  • MAKEDA ALFRED (4/28/2020 10:47:00 AM)

    The poem was great and she made alot of understandment(Report)Reply

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  • Addison (4/21/2020 11:49:00 AM)

    I love maya and her poem(Report)Reply

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  • Te Cee Boi (4/9/2020 11:31:00 AM)

    I don't see any pictures anywhere here. Also, how is this dark?(Report)Reply

    hey peps(5/28/2020 4:10:00 PM)

    i know you

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  • random boi (4/6/2020 8:43:00 AM)

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  • Addie (4/1/2020 4:03:00 PM)

    Amazing 😉😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁(Report)Reply

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  • mrmrmrmr (3/1/2020 1:51:00 PM)

    this sucks I have to do this and I hate poetery(Report)Reply

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  • unicorn225 (2/6/2020 7:26:00 PM)

    i apsolutly looooooooove it. i agree thou with Zeltikjr it is kinda dark when you think about it(Report)Reply

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  • NOway (2/6/2020 7:24:00 PM)

    It's great, amizing, bacicly i love it and i kinda made it a song(sorry)(Report)Reply

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  • Zeltikjr_27 (1/27/2020 8:32:00 AM)

    this is dark when you think about it.(Report)Reply

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  • dog eater (1/16/2020 1:38:00 PM)

    i like dog yummy yummy(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 6, 2015