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Old March 22nd, 2011, 04:38 PM   #46
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I really loved that hitchhiker poem. It was amazing the way it was put together. I loved how the story line wove back and forth between the berries and the present and the past. Brilliant!
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Old March 24th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #47
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Maya Angelou has always been my favorite.....here are a few lines from:

Still 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 moon and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high
Still
I 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.

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 historys'
shame I rise
Up from a past that's
rooted in pain

I rise
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