And Still I Rise

by davebarclay1954

Lovely sentiments. All of us “white” folk have been guilty of putting others in chains. Time to wake up and know we were wrong in the past. Let’s build a new world where everyone of us is free, we are all equal under the sun so let’s all rise for a new planet.

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And Still I Rise
By Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,

Sunset

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?The
‘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 backyard.

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.

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