And Still I Rise

Author: Maya Angelou
Book: And Still I Rise

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message 1: by Kimberlyharris (last edited Apr 17, 2009 08:43AM)

Kimberlyharris THIS IS FOR TRUE BLACK WOMEN


Susan Poling WOW! Actually the author defines more than "blackness and slaves" within this poem. Maybe she doesn't mean to but THIS IS FOR EVERY PERSON(!) who has ever lived through hardships and been able to continue living again and again.


message 3: by Hilda (last edited Jun 19, 2009 07:36AM)

Hilda I am a woman I am hispanic I relate to you.


Vanessa Chills!!!!! I love it!

Still, I rise.

I rise!


message 5: by candy

candy I needed to hear this today! She's awesome!


Vanessa I agree, Tamara, Maya is awesome and inspiring!


message 7: by [deleted user]

What would the world feel like without Maya Angelou??? Empty, totally empty. She's fantastic.


Mz.terri-baby I am a teenager growing to be a phomenial woman and this poem made me feel like a whirlwind of pride and dignity rushing to be let out!


Vanessa This is like a cup of Java to me. I go back to it from time to time, for refills. :)


message 10: by Vanessa

Vanessa Awesome, Mz.terri-baby!


message 11: by Harry

Harry Stephen Arunda Inspiring....


message 12: by Eric

Eric Eyutchae Superb!


message 13: by Doom

Doom Jande Encouraging


message 14: by Nawrast

Nawrast We Rise... You are Right


message 15: by Mercy

Mercy she is a true poet...


message 16: by Marc

Marc Kohlman LOVE her poetry! This one of my faves.


message 17: by Vanessa

Vanessa I never tire of looking at this video.


apwebb83 Somehow, I must help my dear students from Somalia know this poem can become part of the fabric of their daily life.


message 19: by Walter

Walter Anderson Awesome!


message 20: by Lynda

Lynda Johnson Her words inspire me to be me Love You Ms Angelou your my hero


Sheilamatthews-dunnell I JUST LOVE ALL YOUR BOOKS. KEEP WRITING.(:


message 22: by Jo

Jo and so, naturally, there I go rising...
Thank you Maya


message 23: by Debbie

Debbie Allen Vanessa wrote: "Chills!!!!! I love it!

Still, I rise.

I rise!"


I am so inspired


message 24: by Debbie

Debbie Allen Awesome poetry. Lovely!!! Defining!!!


message 25: by Ardine

Ardine Hockaday I couldn't find:

"Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die"

by Maya Angelou


message 26: by Hannah

Hannah Haha "Does my sexiness offend you?" I love this woman, RIP.


message 27: by Juliet

Juliet Aharoni When she died the world lost a great soul and great writer.
Juliet


message 28: by Ka

Ka Rima “What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.”


Martey-Temple can we truly have another Maya? she was simply real, authentic and reasonably defiant even after death!


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