Weekend Glory Poem by Maya Angelou

Weekend Glory

Rating: 3.9

Some clichty folks
don't know the facts,
posin' and preenin'
and puttin' on acts,
stretchin' their backs.

They move into condos
up over the ranks,
pawn their souls
to the local banks.
Buying big cars
they can't afford,
ridin' around town
actin' bored.

If they want to learn how to live life right
they ought to study me on Saturday night.

My job at the plant
ain't the biggest bet,
but I pay my bills
and stay out of debt.
I get my hair done
for my own self's sake,
so I don't have to pick
and I don't have to rake.

Take the church money out
and head cross town
to my friend girl's house
where we plan our round.
We meet our men and go to a joint
where the music is blue
and to the point.

Folks write about me.
They just can't see
how I work all week
at the factory.
Then get spruced up
and laugh and dance
And turn away from worry
with sassy glance.

They accuse me of livin'
from day to day,
but who are they kiddin'?
So are they.

My life ain't heaven
but it sure ain't hell.
I'm not on top
but I call it swell
if I'm able to work
and get paid right
and have the luck to be Black
on a Saturday night.

Freewill Amon 13 December 2012

Man... I's just rapping this write up; I read it like i's rapping. Lol..

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Changu Chilwesa 08 July 2009

True inspiration to me you remain, the eloquence of speech many as i do entertain.Paper and pen, i now put to task and make you proud.

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Kojo Bonney 19 September 2013

wow! this is good. Praise be to God for such a piece.

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 

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Imani Reynolds 01 April 2009

your words just flow and u kmnow how to put words together just beautiful

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Afia Gyimah 28 May 2023

Such a beautiful piece, I love Maya Angelou and all her works and the messages her poems represent. May God bless you all.

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Sam Gull 09 March 2019

I love this poem, among others........

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Dhawa Lama 29 July 2018

i can not find her poem Africa plz help me for finding..

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Pandy 30 April 2018

i love the sassiness of this poem

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anonymous person 10 April 2018

i dont get it......this poem is graceful but it just makes me feel......

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