Wednesday 9 March 2011


I have been trying to find a perfect way to describe a woman. Every woman goes through these patches of sorrow and troubles, been looked down upon, being segregated, said to be week and emotionally frail. I have been having bad day today and i bumped into this beauty of a poem. Written by MAYA AGNELOU. Have a read.


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.


  1. Like Phoenix from ashes I rise....beautifully expressed.

  2. thanks for reading... you are my first comment :)

  3. I love LOVE LOOOOOVE Maya Angelou!

    Makes me wanna go back to my poetry days.

    Found you on 20sb

    Follow my blog?

    I'm a follower :)


  4. This was just WOW! seriously! m not much into reading and stuff...but this ws too good...
    btw plz add some widgets onto ur pages liked by others and stuff...makes browsing easier... have a good time, keep writing and keep Blogging :)

  5. I am such an ignorant soul... this page itself was tough to create. Gimme some time and i would beautify it.

    thnx for the read :)


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