The Lesson Poem by Maya Angelou

The Lesson

Rating: 3.7

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

The Lesson
Helen Baird 14 January 2012

Love this poem. It reminds me of the words in a song... You cut me open and I keep bleeding love.

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Ken E Hall 11 October 2011

Age sure does weary us but your cleverness shouts out 'I love to live' so do I that's why I as a kid I dived into the cellars to avoid Hitler's bombs, glad he's is wonderful...kind regards

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Debbie Ledford 05 February 2011

grate poem..... i loved it :)

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Anna Williams 17 December 2010

I keep dying because I love to live... Love it.

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Estrellita Dedel 17 August 2011

beautiful.... one of my favorites! :)

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 03 July 2021

A powerful write.Liked the closure lines.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 11 October 2020

A penetrative insightful piece of poetry.

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I keep on dying, Because I love to live Great

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Jaya Agarwal 17 March 2019

I keep on dying, Because I love to live...lovely expression! The best poem.

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My private name 10 February 2019

I love Maya AngelouQ! !

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