When You Come Poem by Maya Angelou

When You Come

Rating: 3.6


When you come to me, unbidden,
Beckoning me
To long-ago rooms,
Where memories lie.

Offering me, as to a child, an attic,
Gatherings of days too few.
Baubles of stolen kisses.
Trinkets of borrowed loves.
Trunks of secret words,

I CRY.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Orla Mcandrew 26 July 2009

This is so painful to read. The innocence of her childhood stripped bare. When he comes, she cries. I love Maya Angelou. She is a phenomenal human being.

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 

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Nandhini .... 11 November 2008

I agree with Janua, it reminds too many painful & love drenched memories.. beautiful...

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Karima Isaacs 03 May 2005

I LOVE this poem! ! ! Just love Maya Angelou. Her poetry is tender, poignant, bold, vulnerable, sweet, painful, evoking, powerful...

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Janua Catt Alonzo 16 May 2007

Gatherings of days too few. Baubles of stolen kisses. Trinkets of borrowed loves. Trunks of secret words, ......wahhhhhh this part is making me cry, , , it opens an aged memories of love affair that was 1ce shared, , , ..*sniff sniff...*...

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Suryendu Chaudhury 11 October 2020

A deeply felt note of pathos.

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Cynthia Carter 12 July 2020

I love the beautiful poems. Thank you for continuing to share.

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wawawawawawa 08 April 2019

leave a like if you like chicken nuggets

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maya.S 13 February 2018

yaay she has the same name as me :) ! ! !

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Resh Kav 24 June 2017

Great poem. very nice to read this.

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