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

  • (4/30/2019 7:57:00 PM)

    My friend at school and I were analyzing poems, and we decided to make a rap out of this. At the end of class, we rapped for the class. This makes a really good rap btw.(my fav part is the " I go boo" part) (Report)Reply

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  • (4/13/2019 1:48:00 PM)

    great poem...I picked courage from this. thank you Angelou. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/10/2019 8:59:00 AM)

    REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (Report)Reply

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  • (4/4/2019 11:59:00 AM)

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes: (

    its her b-day yay
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  • (4/2/2019 12:40:00 PM)

    Wow why do we have be taughted about somes feelings we live life not frar it (Report)Reply

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  • (3/1/2019 6:46:00 AM)

    I so love ms Angelou so proud as a Scotsman to hear her speak o rabbie Burns slaves lament (Report)Reply

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  • (2/13/2019 11:25:00 PM)

    My whole class is doing it (Report)Reply

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  • (12/17/2018 12:00:00 PM)

    it good and awesome (Report)Reply

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  • (10/2/2018 9:54:00 AM)

    emily dickinson is looking thicc xd! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/28/2018 9:10:00 AM)

    cool poem maya too bad your dead (Report)Reply

    (10/2/2018 8:14:00 AM)

    Save me from downtown

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  • (9/28/2018 9:06:00 AM)

    that wasn't very cash money of u (Report)Reply

    (10/7/2018 9:30:00 PM)

    yes it is dummy

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  • (9/26/2018 10:30:00 AM)

    only wear designer esketit, hoppin out the wraith esketit, checking those check no limits, popping on x popping on x, pills, got a new car and a new b***h got a new deal (Report)Reply

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  • (9/26/2018 10:28:00 AM)

    she took the kids help me god please (Report)Reply

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  • (9/25/2018 4:52:00 PM)

    What is this junk? Do you English bro? Did you even go to Harvard Law School! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report)Reply

    (9/28/2018 9:18:00 AM)

    that wasnt very cash money of u

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  • (9/20/2018 7:46:00 PM)

    super cool poem maya must be a person who speaks from her heart (Report)Reply

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  • (9/20/2018 6:36:00 PM)

    she ain't scared of anythang (Report)Reply

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  • (9/20/2018 5:09:00 PM)

    I like turtles. I like trains. I like purple dinosaurs. I like pizza (Report)Reply

    (9/25/2018 4:49:00 PM)

    What is this junk?

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  • (9/20/2018 5:07:00 PM)

    Ids]rtfbv[ihzsfhcxbDHBFCPHASDBJ F IHACPASIBVNW RBAN YBNSHIFRD (Report)Reply

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  • Glen Kappy (7/15/2018 7:35:00 AM)

    reading this makes me realize that one of the things i appreciate about angelou is that she's not afraid to sound childlike. and that, i think, counts for so much of her appeal. i wonder, however, if she wrote this specifically with children in mind. this, like other poems of hers, is warm, appealing, and memorable with its rhyme. i'd like to ask her about the secret up her sleeve. -gk (Report)Reply

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  • Adrian Flett (7/15/2018 4:00:00 AM)

    A song or lullaby for a child (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 6, 2015



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