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Dr. Maya Angelou

I’ve never been one to write poetry but I’m a strong supporter of the art. It’s truly an art that should be respected and appreciated. A poem is an unspoken form of language that can only make sense to those whose hearts are open to receive it. When you hear poetry, you stop and think about the words being spoken.

Dr. Maya Angelou was not just a poet! She was ICONIC! She was INSPIRING! She was TRIUMPHANT! Her story spoke volumes and to volumes of people who would lend an ear and a heart.

She fought a good fight and although I don’t have any of her work in my collection (for now), I will always carry what she resembles to the black community: STRONG, PROUD, INTELLECT, UNIQUE, and POWERFUL! That’s what Dr. Maya Angelou means to me!

 

Touched by an Angel

 

We, unaccustomed to courage

exiles from delight

live coiled in shells of loneliness

until love leaves its high holy temple

and comes into our sight

to liberate us into life.

Love arrives

and in its train come ecstasies

old memories of pleasure

ancient histories of pain.

Yet if we are bold,

love strikes away the chains of fear

from our souls

We are weaned from our timidity

In the flush of love’s light

we dare be brave

And suddenly we see

that love costs all we are

and will ever be.

Yet it is only love

which sets us free

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