Saturday, May 31, 2014

Maya Angelou


Anonymous said...

At a time when hate permeates every aspect of American life; it is so sad to lose such a beautiful and compassionate voice!

Anonymous said...

Your article frames her eloquent -if not majestic voice- God bless Maya Angelou- representative of human excellence.

Son-of-man said...

Thanks Ronald

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.
Maya Angelou

Anonymous said...

This typical narcissistic liberal was only good at one thing - her self promotion.

Her empty vacuous 'poetry' , her support for the usual liberal destructive causes made her a darling of the non productive Left. Then the usual liberal Caribbean copycats like Saunders who has contributed nothing to the development of our people sprouts the usual left wing drivel in support of this self promoter.

She was more revered than read and as someone said was survived by her 7 autobiographies.
The Left loved her politics and out of solidarity praised her efforts in the artistic field. A supporter of murders like Castro and Che and leftist icons like Malcolm CX and Clinton.
As someone else wrote:
"Maya Angelou - racist, US Hating, Anti Semitic Nut job, most overrated crappy writer."

Without any 'credentials' but her ability to rise in a politically correct society through liberal self promotion, she found all the time to attack a society that gave her everything.
The greatest pity is that 99% of our brainwashed Caribbean people going backward everyday continue to look at this left wing type of character through rose coloured glasses and are so 'offended' at the truth.
In the same way they continue to follow all the liberal American agenda that has killed off our culture.