Still I Rise – Maya Angelou

Still I Rise by  Maya Angelou

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

 

Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn

TIME BETWEEN ECLIPSES We are in the TIME BETWEEN ECLIPSE. This is the time between 2 July Total Solar Eclipse and 16 July Partial Lunar Eclipse? The Time Between Eclipses, which ends on 16 July,

Read More »

Aries Warrior Energy

Hello Radiant Ones I hope this finds you well. Thank you for reading my blog posts, sharing and commenting. It fills my heart with joy.  Some of you have been

Read More »

Super Full Moon 2019

  You Touch Me without Touching Me. You Keep Me without Chains. Happy Super Super Full Moon. I Love You. Happy Super Super Full Moon in Virgo.  I have really

Read More »

First Full Moon in 2019

We entered the Total Lunar Eclipse in London on 21 January.  It was wonderful watching it and tuning into the energy live.  I found it very healing, supportive and quietly

Read More »

Say Yes to Life

Sign up and receive 
“8 Ways to Say Yes to Life”