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   10-09-2006, 11:31 AM
mskenthediva is online. Last active: 11/3/2006 1:47:20 PM mskenthediva



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Still I rise!!!
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Still I Rise
 
  You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod 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



He turned my Mourning into Dancing Again....
Dancing Again, Shouting Again, Leaping Again!!!

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   10-09-2006, 11:51 AM
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Re: Still I rise!!!
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 mskenthediva wrote:
Still I Rise
 
  You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod 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
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When I see the RAINBOW in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth."
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   10-09-2006, 6:49 PM
Honey2138 is online. Last active: 10/19/2006 10:42:07 PM Honey2138



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I used to know this poem by heart... I haven't recited it in a long time... Thanks 4 Sharing...
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   10-09-2006, 7:36 PM
mskenthediva is online. Last active: 11/3/2006 1:47:20 PM mskenthediva



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I have had it in my mind and then I saw it on the wall at the doctor.  It is one of my favorites, no prob on the sharin...........


He turned my Mourning into Dancing Again....
Dancing Again, Shouting Again, Leaping Again!!!

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   10-09-2006, 8:20 PM
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Yea, Maya Angelou is one of my favorite poets... That lady has a way with words...
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No One Wins... One Side Just Loses More Slowly...

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