Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

They Went Home - Poem by Maya Angelou

They went home and told their wives,
that never once in all their lives,
had they known a girl like me,
But... They went home.

They said my house was licking clean,
no word I spoke was ever mean,
I had an air of mystery,
But... They went home.

My praises were on all men's lips,
they liked my smile, my wit, my hips,
they'd spend one night, or two or three.
But...


Comments about They Went Home by Maya Angelou

  • Savita Tyagi (5/23/2018 5:49:00 AM)


    Such a powerful poem! (Report) Reply

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  • (5/9/2018 4:51:00 PM)


    Very nice, loving, funny, and is my neighbor (Report) Reply

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (11/26/2017 5:52:00 AM)


    Great poem....

    The last stanza speaks volumes about men
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  • Kshirod Kumar Dehury (11/23/2017 4:48:00 AM)


    I love this poem.thanks for sharing.10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rogelio Guillermo (10/17/2017 9:55:00 AM)


    The poet takes pleasure in saying that men like to give praises only because they want something... once they got, they'd go home. (Report) Reply

  • (10/5/2017 4:25:00 PM)


    Why did they go home? (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (7/22/2017 9:25:00 AM)


    They went home is a very nicely penned piece Clever piece. (Report) Reply

  • Zoila T. Flores (7/12/2017 7:24:00 AM)


    Ahh...Home.! Home is the place were you feel good. Well done! Zoila T. Flores (Report) Reply

  • Prem Katoch (1/20/2017 12:31:00 AM)

    They Went Home
    It is graphic, so true and gives feelings of something very special. Good (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (11/4/2015 1:09:00 AM)


    Excellently presented poem. It's a wonder in a laconic tongue. (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2015 4:34:00 PM)


    .....nicely penned, and wonderful message, home is where we can be ourselves ★ (Report) Reply

  • (7/20/2015 3:42:00 PM)


    Love you Maya.....

    Love the humour in this one...
    (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 5:32:00 PM)


    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (10/4/2013 2:14:00 PM)


    Enjoyed this witty but very truthful write. Sooner or later
    amongst all the fine words and compliments ultimately
    home is where the heart is. Very inspiring.
    (Report) Reply

  • Freewill Amon (12/13/2012 1:41:00 AM)


    Yeah! .. I'm one of those avid admirers that hate to break hearts and have a one night stand just because I saw something that pleased my heart. To all the cute and sexy ladies out there, I wanna say, Yes I did! .. (Report) Reply

  • (10/9/2012 6:55:00 PM)


    i love this poem i feel like with all her poetry she is just able to extend herself to you (Report) Reply

  • (2/19/2011 10:17:00 PM)


    fabulous. In your poems, i see a woman who's got heaps of confidence stored up in her. They always go home, amidst the praises and all. Nice one (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2010 3:18:00 PM)


    Another great inspiring [poem by maya angelou (Report) Reply

  • (2/5/2010 3:08:00 AM)


    they went home.....thhis is commen everywhere now, men spending few days with you, admiring you, loving you and faking you at last leaving you. (Report) Reply

  • (8/17/2009 4:16:00 AM)


    Subtle-evokes me to pen this;
    Amazons were born freaks of nature,
    A centre found beyond the point of curvature,
    hence they adorn the portals of abysmal heaven
    Left on the pedestal, crushed, moulded, cursed as divine
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 18, 2005



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