Tribute to Maya Angelou

Celebrate the life of Maya Angelou


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."


On May 28th, 2014, Dr. Maya Angelou passed away. She was a poet, activist, novelist and all-around amazing individual. She was, and will always continue to be, an inspiration for people around the world.

The team at Power Poetry is opening this slam for you to pay tribute to Dr. Angelou. What impact did she have on your life? Your poetry? How did her story inspire you? And how did she encourage you to create real and lasting change?

Add your poems to celebrate her life, her words and--most importantly--her deeds.

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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
a heavy cart rumbles clutch of the bridge then in the garden a willow tree
1 month 3 days ago
a dark and sweet bam young eyes looking in old waiting for a goal to be told holding hand and standing firm
1 month 3 days ago
Hoy entendí que significa esperanza Es algo muy real y nunca con mentiras se disfraza Es algo que nos impulsa a seguir
1 month 1 week ago
now the star-belly sneetches had bellies with stars the plain belly sneetches had none upon thars
1 month 1 week ago
  My gravitation... I'm drawn to the harmony like a junkie to cocaine; allowing the rythem to flow through
5 months 2 weeks ago