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Comment 49 of 429, added on February 12th, 2005 at 8:06 PM.

I reall enjoy reading this poem. It is one of the most inspiring things I
ever read. This poem encouraged me to keep my head up when things go wrong.
It taught me to keep my sense of humor through all the rain and pain.

Brittany from United States
Comment 48 of 429, added on February 12th, 2005 at 2:18 PM.

This is one of my Favorite Poems for me it is poem of Encouragement when
I'm feeling down and low. What a "Distinguished Woman" we have in Mother

Shirley Wade from United States
Comment 47 of 429, added on February 10th, 2005 at 9:10 AM.

I tip my hat to Maya - she is an inspiration to everyone. Not only is this
poem moving but her entire career has been incouraging. She is a role model
of stregnth, confidence and good old fashion tenacity.

Krista from United Kingdom
Comment 46 of 429, added on February 7th, 2005 at 8:55 PM.

OMG this poe,m is really awesome it really speaks about true things and is
down to earth Maya you have really inspired so much to write poetry the way
you do!

from United States
Comment 45 of 429, added on February 3rd, 2005 at 7:23 PM.

i read this poem in class and everyone loved it. it is very buetiful

josefina from United States
Comment 44 of 429, added on February 1st, 2005 at 3:51 PM.

this poem help young and old people around the world to believe in there
self it inspires you that one day u might be a great leader like martin
luther king jr. or teacher, soldier, doctor to me there is someone in your
home that you might admire like your parents. so maya you did a good job on
this poem and i read all your books and poems and i hope one day that i
will be just like you cause i been though some of the same thing you been
though an i feel you so thank for the poem to tell the true your biggest
fan so email me some time

keldrick from United States
Comment 43 of 429, added on January 31st, 2005 at 4:52 PM.

Did anybody else see the possible reference to a woman being left by a man
when she discovers she is preganant? " Did you want to see me broken? ...
eyes lowered ( in shame?)
Constant referneces to the moon and tides and the connection to women's
menstruation? "I am a black ocean ... swelling tides'? To me it is almost
like a strong women refusing to be 'broken' when she discovers she is
preganant and erjected by a lover ... Still I'll rise

piglet from United Kingdom
Comment 42 of 429, added on January 31st, 2005 at 3:25 PM.

love the peom still i rise because it remind me of myself I read that poem
for black history

kaiesha from United States
Comment 41 of 429, added on January 30th, 2005 at 2:07 PM.

This poem let's people know. No matter what you think of me or what you say
about me I will still rise through the pain and headaches of the world I
will still rise. I will be triumphant. I will still be successful no
matter what you do to me. So say what you want, do what you what. I don't
care I will succeed anyway. That's Awesome. Great words of wisdom

Stephanie from United States
Comment 40 of 429, added on January 29th, 2005 at 5:24 PM.

I think this poem is above all the best work I ever seen with so much
dignity and with so much class she presented herself in this poem and made
us visualize the experiences faced by every black male and female who
troddens upon the grounds of this earth every single day of thier lives.
That's why above all we are great and superior and for the one's who hatin
keep on hating because she's something that you're not and for that you are
pitiful. We the Black people rise, we rise, we rise. HA HA HA! WE WIN.

Mr. Educated Black Man 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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