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.
  My gravitation... I'm drawn to the harmony like a junkie to cocaine; allowing the rythem to flow through
2 months 4 days ago
Wined and dined and sixty-nined?  What the hell does that mean? I just want the number shoved in my face like implied. 
2 months 1 week ago
How can something so small grow to be so beautiful? Let the light shine down on me like I'm in a play or a musical. Be the love that show
2 months 2 weeks ago
Breathing deeply Ask you faith For guidance And protect Give thanks For what will be
2 months 3 weeks ago
It creeps up my leg and oozes out my eyes I squeeze out a tear before the sun makes our demise
2 months 3 weeks ago