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Comment 114 of 424, added on July 31st, 2005 at 2:43 AM.

Still I Rise!! Thank you Maya Angelou for this wonderful expression. Still
I Rise!!

Lawan Randall from United States
Comment 113 of 424, added on July 28th, 2005 at 5:51 PM.

I love this poem because when all is not going well and you feeling like
you are worthless or experiencing jelous, resentment from others its a
great feeling to resort to maya STILL I RISE. When you are being told you
are not worthy or feel isolated in your job feeling left out, its a great
feeling knowing you can turn to Maya angelou's STILL I RISE
I RISE
I RISE
I RISE

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Comment 112 of 424, added on July 26th, 2005 at 11:38 PM.

A raw poem of a woman expressing pride in her self, recognising her worth
to be more valuable than gold.
It's an inspiration to one to rise above despair...shake off a defeatist
attitude and make yourself become 'Somebody' special!

jackie marshall from Bahamas
Comment 111 of 424, added on July 18th, 2005 at 7:34 AM.

Thanks, so much Maya, this poem "Still I Rise" has a meaning that can show
an individual the way to go. As I was reading this poem, I thought to
myself, that you are really talented and know how to make a person feel
blesses.

Kendall Wilkins from United States
Comment 110 of 424, added on July 12th, 2005 at 1:00 PM.

still i rise is such a beautiful poem and made me look at poetry in a new
light (not something to only be understood by those special few, but by
everyone)

vicky from United Kingdom
Comment 109 of 424, added on July 8th, 2005 at 6:25 PM.

Yes I do like your poem and I believe it is true and I do believe I rise I
rise I rise

jasmine teemer from United States
Comment 108 of 424, added on June 28th, 2005 at 11:06 AM.

I have always read Maya, but this past Sunday (26/6/2005) I heard the poem
"Still I Rise" recited by Adelaide Tambo, one of Africa's great women. She
was reading the poem at the 50th celebration of the adoption of the Freedom
Charter http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/charter.htm
Sitting there hearing Mama Adelaide giving thanks to Maya and than reading
this poem, i was mesmerized with emotion. Thank you Maya for this poem!

Sunny from South Africa
Comment 107 of 424, added on June 14th, 2005 at 11:10 AM.

Thank you, Thank you! I've always loved poetry but have never known much
about the authors. I havent done my research and have never had one "jump
off the page", like this one just did today. I like "Caged Bird" and "Men"
as well, but I am totally enspired by this one & feel "PHENOMENAL" for the
first time in my life. I now recognize Maya and will continue to research,
learn & enjoy my now, favorite poet.

Michelle from United States
Comment 106 of 424, added on June 14th, 2005 at 4:33 AM.

your poem has inspired me to be who I am today and i just wanna thank you 4
letting your poem reach the hearts of adults as well as children.

talissa smith from United States
Comment 105 of 424, added on June 13th, 2005 at 12:45 AM.

A poem filled with hope,courage and depth. A life lived to the full against
all odds! One cannot read this expression of passion without fervor. All
power to the underdog who comes out tops!

Melissa from South Africa

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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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