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Comment 36 of 326, added on March 7th, 2009 at 12:53 AM.

Lying, thinking

Last night

How to find my soul a home

Where water is not thirsty

And bread loaf is not stone

I came up with one thing

And I don't believe I'm wrong

That nobody,

But nobody

Can make it out here alone.


Alone, all alone

Nobody, but nobody

Can make it out here alone.


There are some millionaires

With money they can't use

Their wives run round like banshees

Their children sing the blues

They've got expensive doctors

To cure their hearts of stone.

But nobody

No, nobody

Can make it out here alone.


Alone, all alone

Nobody, but nobody

Can make it out here alone.


Now if you listen closely

I'll tell you what I know

Storm clouds are gathering

The wind is gonna blow

The race of man is suffering

And I can hear the moan,

'Cause nobody,

But nobody

Can make it out here alone.


Alone, all alone

Nobody, but nobody

Can make it out here alone.

gracie from United States
Comment 35 of 326, added on February 24th, 2009 at 5:23 AM.

ohh ; )
this poem is so true i really love this... n luv Maya Angelou..

JMC from United States
Comment 34 of 326, added on September 14th, 2008 at 7:46 PM.

I think there is more meaning than just saying that a person can't live
alone, I think she means that we as a people can't live without the other
people of this world...I think she means that even if you have a great life
with a great wife and a great family you still need to exsist in the
company of humanity. That is why I think she mentions that the human race
is suffering and she hears it moaning from the pain of racism and
separation due to other prejudice. No race or culture or religious
organization can live in isolation from the rest of humanity.

Carrie Wade from United States
Comment 33 of 326, added on June 17th, 2008 at 5:30 PM.

I believe that this poem is discussing how a person cannot live life
without companions in both loving family and friends and faith in God.
Money and trophy wives can give you temporary pleasure, but in the end
youll still end up alone. And no one but no one can make it alone. A person
needs to sharing a loving bond with others and the presence of God will
always be with them and give them something to live for.

Jon Raduazzo from United States
Comment 32 of 326, added on May 14th, 2008 at 4:00 PM.

nice poem

charde wright from United States
Comment 31 of 326, added on April 4th, 2007 at 7:04 PM.

this poem is so true i really love this it reminds me of my od lady i LOVE
it

dexter from United States
Comment 30 of 326, added on April 27th, 2006 at 2:48 PM.

I READ YOUR POEM IN SCHOOL ONCE AND I LOVE YOUR POEM. FOR MY BLACK HISTORY
PROJECT I DO U .

RAYONNA from United States
Comment 29 of 326, added on April 21st, 2006 at 10:29 AM.

my goodness, i love your poetry! that poem is so true. keep up the AWESOME
WORK


Samantha from United Kingdom
Comment 28 of 326, added on March 24th, 2006 at 10:57 AM.

i feel in this poem it is one of the most superb works maya has had.
it makes me feel all boobly inside
if i was to have a tractor i would name it Stan because of this poem
adios

Joseph Gillespie from United States
Comment 27 of 326, added on March 18th, 2006 at 7:56 PM.

hey i really like all of maya angelou's poems but i really like "alone"

it is really good and until my l.a. teacher made my sixth grade class do a
poem prodject on a poet and assigned me maya angelou

i mean i had heard of her but never really known anything about her.
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taylor

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Alone
Added: Apr 13 2005
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Poem of the Day: Oct 25 2008


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