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Comment 10 of 430, added on January 9th, 2005 at 1:03 PM.

I loved this poem, I used it for a memorization poem in school, everyone
loves it! The poems means so much! Everyone goes through changes in their
life; but if they believe, love will appear in so many different ways.

Kristine from United States
Comment 9 of 430, added on December 23rd, 2004 at 3:25 PM.

How do we read the poem ? I am a poorly educated women who has worked hard
to self - educate myself - I WANT to read, your website does not make it
easy to access the poem, just the comments, this makes it twice as
frustrating as I know that I am easily able to conect with the sentiments
expressed, BUT, can not read the words that helped people communicate their
feelings, do not understand how to access the words that moved people to
identify and relate to the poet who so well identified emotions, feelings
and allowed people to touch a piece of their humanity and compassion - I am
just a sad person, I.T illiterate,maybe I am just sad, but I have an
interest in the future of humanity, a real experience of life, I find it
hard to express myself, that is not true, however,I was frustrated when
searching your web site, I wanted to read the poem - did not easily
understand how to do this, pleases make it a simple process, allow people
like me to sample a little piece of education, diversity and knowledge,
wishing you a very peacful and happy Christmas - Julia

julia Gemine from United Kingdom
Comment 8 of 430, added on December 15th, 2004 at 10:36 PM.

I liked this poem so much, I decided to do a project on it. I need some
help though. What are some poetic techniques and literary devices Ms.
Angelou uses in the poem and and the effects of those devices? Is there
any background information of the poem, such as why the author chose to
write it or her experiences that relate to the poem? I would really
appreciate it if anybody knows some extra information, thanks a lot!

Mariam from United States
Comment 7 of 430, added on December 14th, 2004 at 11:40 AM.

The poem touches my haret
no matter how many times i have read it i enjoy it
and when ever i read it again i read it with pride
and i always think its new no matter what

Sh'Nardria Prterson from United States
Comment 6 of 430, added on December 2nd, 2004 at 2:28 PM.

Great poem!! Very awesome... My country small..

Nevaeh from Fiji
Comment 5 of 430, added on November 27th, 2004 at 3:26 PM.

I enjoyed this poem greatly! It expressed what alot of people go through.
Maya Angelou has truly touched my heart!

Kristine from United States
Comment 4 of 430, added on November 23rd, 2004 at 5:07 PM.

I enjoyed your poem very much and wanted to comment on the love from the
high holy temple. These are things I believe to be true.
God has put in every human being the desire to love and be loved. The
desire to live forever and He has also given us hope in those desires. Hope
is an expectation of the fullfillment of His promises.
Everything we experience in this life is a necessary part of our
relationship to our Father (Heavenly). He promised to reconcile all things
unto Himself (Colossians 1:16-20 ),and to wipe all our tears away
(Revelation 7:17& Rev.21:4).
Christ willingly took on the form of man ,to taste physical suffering and
death for every man (Hebrews 2:9) so that he would experience Himself what
He had ordained for others. It also "became God, for whom are all things,
and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the
captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings" (Hebrews 2:10). And
we have a Savior who is not without sympathy (Hebrews 2:17&18),(Revelation
4:15&16). Love always seeks the well-being and happiness of others.
It cost Christ His life, all we can do is appreciate and be thankful that
we're loved just the way we are (love begets love) He always loved us
first. We didn't ask to be born, We didn't ask for our parents, our
personalities, the eyes we see with, the air we breath, etc. They are all
gifts from our Father, He also promised to love and bless us now and
We can be brave and boldly go into the presence of our Father, it is His
good pleasure to take care of the needs of His children.

Betty Rittersdorf from United States
Comment 3 of 430, added on November 12th, 2004 at 3:06 AM.

the poem speaks of the universal truth that is love...... the wisdon of the
heart that never fails .... the triumph of imagination over
intellect....... love... love n love....... that's all we need.........

daduni from Philippines
Comment 2 of 430, added on November 4th, 2004 at 7:04 PM.

This poem is just so touching and very true. Everyone goes through the
feeling of being lonely or letting love or something important pass them
by, because they're too afraid to grasp it. But with faith and and hope
things will go right for us.

Jamilah from United States
Comment 1 of 430, added on August 20th, 2004 at 8:25 AM.

This poem is so very true. I understand it all. Some day, sometime,
everyone will feel this way.


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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Touched by An Angel
Added: Jul 29 2004
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