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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

  • Rookie Mr. Koz (5/9/2018 4:51:00 PM)

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

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  • Gold Star - 4,556 Points Lungelo S Mbuyazi (11/26/2017 5:52:00 AM)

    Great poem....

    The last stanza speaks volumes about men (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,941 Points Kshirod Kumar Dehury (11/23/2017 4:48:00 AM)

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

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Poems About Home

  1. 1. They Went Home , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  5. 5. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. 6. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  7. 7. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  8. 8. Home , Anne Brontë
  9. 9. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  10. 10. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  11. 11. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  12. 12. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  13. 13. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  14. 14. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  15. 15. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  16. 16. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  17. 17. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  18. 18. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  19. 19. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  20. 20. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  21. 21. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  22. 22. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  23. 23. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  24. 24. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  25. 25. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  26. 26. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  27. 27. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  28. 28. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  29. 29. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  30. 30. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  31. 31. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  32. 32. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  33. 33. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  34. 34. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  35. 35. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  36. 36. Home , Rupert Brooke
  37. 37. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  38. 38. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  39. 39. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  40. 40. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  41. 41. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  42. 42. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  43. 43. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  44. 44. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  45. 45. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  46. 46. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  47. 47. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  48. 48. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  49. 49. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
  50. 50. To Friends At Home , Robert Louis Stevenson
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