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 voice,  for I do not know it's sound,  everytime I try to speak,  my mouth is unexplainably bound.   
4 days 16 hours ago
           All or Nothing How can you say that you know me when you have only seen my skin,
1 month 2 weeks ago
Hold me black as my skin tears, the pains of being a human but my mind is still in place, I had a chat with my skin but it did not corres
2 months 3 days ago
My afro Stems from Kings and Queens  With Unruly curls 
2 months 4 days ago
What a sad comfort I find in the sound of the rain, not when it hits the window “of pain”
2 months 2 weeks ago