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Comment 100 of 450, added on May 15th, 2005 at 12:53 PM.

I greatly admire you and your poems. They are so touching and they are also
from the heart. You are a wonderful woman and your experiences make you
stronger and benefits you in the end. Many people in this world strive to
bring others down but you stand up and say no matter what, I'll rise. Far
and wide your work has travelled, thanks for giving others encourage by
your work. Greetings from St.Lucia ( a beautiful island in the Caribbean)

Comment 99 of 450, added on May 14th, 2005 at 9:42 AM.

This is a magnificent poemm.Your poems are the reason I admire you.Also,
you are a phenomenal women.this poem is one of my favorites.

Vanessa from United States
Comment 98 of 450, added on May 10th, 2005 at 7:13 PM.

i think that this poem is very strong. as i was reading it i straightend my
posture and raised my head. it was like i was being posesed by some greater
force. i realy love her works and i really love poetry in general. i think
if everyone wrote like this or even thought like this the world wouldn't be
so filed with people with drinking habits and smoking and all the other
things some people look down on. i really think the world be better and if
it needs to be done person by oerson so be it. but try. try. try. i will
try. try to fly. try to fly so high that i can't look down: nor do i want
to see what i have left behind all i want to do is fly. fly. try to fly.
fly. away.

that is my new poem i jsut wrote. like it?

thanks for listening erin, 13

Comment 97 of 450, added on May 10th, 2005 at 5:31 PM.

I like this poem, i like the fact that you can say that what ever u do to
me i'm gonna get up and rise.
That you will not be in shame that your ancestors were slaves. that u will
take that knowledge and use it.

peaces from United States
Comment 96 of 450, added on May 10th, 2005 at 10:51 AM.

I admire this women for the strength she has and her writings describe her
inner feelings. When I read this poem I saw myself very clearly, all my
life I have had obstacles in my way but Still I Rise, when I read this poem
I cry often, she evokes feelings that I have held in for so long, being a
Black Women, I can truly feel this poem and I reach down deep inside and I
feel the pain and joy of rising when people, the establishment and the
environment tries to keep me down, I Still Rise. Thanks for letting me feel
free to express myself. "Still I Rise" Cereather

Cereather K. Monroe from United States
Comment 95 of 450, added on May 7th, 2005 at 6:18 AM.

I got to know this excellent poem as Ben Harper made a beautiful song out
of it (it's on his album "Welcome to the Cruel World"). These words have
such a strength, reading them they give me strength, too.

Nadja Müller
Comment 94 of 450, added on May 3rd, 2005 at 9:43 AM.

This poem is strength to those weakened by a world darkened with hatred and
prejudice. This poems encourages one to be proud of who they are, dispite
the ignorance of others.

Gwen from United States
Comment 93 of 450, added on April 28th, 2005 at 12:06 PM.

i love this poem its so beautiful real and true and i feel the mood in my
heart and can visualize the pictures

crystal from United States
Comment 92 of 450, added on April 26th, 2005 at 7:03 AM.

I realy love to read the poems of maya angelou. She is one of the
insperational writers i have ever read.

Jeff Debigare from United States
Comment 91 of 450, added on April 21st, 2005 at 12:11 PM.

This poem has encouraged me to be strong in all my struggles big or small.
Maya Angelou is a true hero and inspirational human being. Rock On!!!!

Joanne from United States

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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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