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Comment 214 of 434, added on June 7th, 2006 at 6:40 PM.

"Still I Rise" is a very straightforward poem. This poem reminds me of all
the jealousy and hatred that I have encountered during my lifetime from
so-called friends and also family members! But still God let me rise!

Marie Kellam from United States
Comment 213 of 434, added on June 7th, 2006 at 9:29 AM.

ms.maya angelou,you are the best poet in my book. because if i could i
would sit & read your poems all day long, you were (& still are)my
insperationto become a poet and i am also really good @ it.but i just
wanted to let you know what you have done & been to me & i just wanted to
tell you (thanks)ant that you are now and always will be aq phenomenal
women and you have always rised above. thank you very much!

kk from United States
Comment 212 of 434, added on June 1st, 2006 at 10:35 AM.

Ms.Angelou you are my inspiration truely, I love reading your poems and in
fact I am going to read my favorite poem "I rise" at my forensics meet next
year and dedicate it to you:)

Imani Overton from United States
Comment 211 of 434, added on May 23rd, 2006 at 6:49 PM.

I loved it.The best poem I have read so far!!!

dd from United States
Comment 210 of 434, added on April 28th, 2006 at 4:59 PM.

Mya Angelou your poems are so inspiritional .Just by what you say helps
people to rise.I hope you continue rising and helping other people rise you
are so special u are like an angel except an invisble one who help people
rise in good times and bad just by looking at u and and listening to your
true words is the greatest.U rise Mya Angelou rise rise rise

Comment 209 of 434, added on April 27th, 2006 at 7:10 AM.

I really love this poem it's so enlightining, inspirational and
influentual,i really get the message that she portrying to her audience no
matter what she went through in her life after it all still she rises above
and beyond the rest.

chunkee from United States
Comment 208 of 434, added on April 26th, 2006 at 2:13 PM.

this was a beautiful poem!

cristie from United States
Comment 207 of 434, added on April 26th, 2006 at 12:31 PM.

Maya Angelo's poem still I rise is truely and inspiration for all african
americans in todays society.We as a people must over come all obstacales
and strive for the best that there is. We must rise above the sterotypes of
america, and prosper as Angelo has by taking the storms of the world by
force. We must laugh in the faces of negative people and say, "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 rise"

Joi Stepney from United States
Comment 206 of 434, added on April 21st, 2006 at 10:23 AM.

wow that was an amazing poem. It gave me goosebumps!!

Samantha from United States
Comment 205 of 434, added on April 21st, 2006 at 4:27 AM.

This poem was brought to me by the late fine actress Margareta Krook on
Swedish televsion 15-20 years ago. That was the first time I heard of you
Ms Angelou. You read the poem and went through the screen. Since then i
have read it for my students, given it to my friends and they all have been
utterly moved by the amazing energy it brings. Thank you so much for a poem
that gives empowerment and strength to people all over the world!/Ingrid

ingrid hallberg from Sweden

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Still I Rise
Added: Feb 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jun 4 2004

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