Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 21st, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,879 comments.
Maya Angelou - Momma Welfare Roll

Her arms semaphore fat triangles,
Pudgy hands bunched on layered hips
Where bones idle under years of fatback
And lima beans.
Her jowls shiver in accusation
Of crimes clichéd by
Repetition. Her children, strangers
To childhood's toys, play
Best the games of darkened doorways,
Rooftop tag, and know the slick feel of
Other people's property.

Too fat to whore,
Too mad to work,
Searches her dreams for the
Lucky sign and walks bare-handed
Into a den of bereaucrats for
Her portion.
'They don't give me welfare.
I take it.' 

Share |

Added: Apr 13 2005 | Viewed: 17222 times | Comments and analysis of Momma Welfare Roll by Maya Angelou Comments (218)

Momma Welfare Roll - Comments and Information

Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Momma Welfare Roll
Poem of the Day: Jun 22 2014

Comment 218 of 218, added on August 7th, 2014 at 3:59 PM.
GbLLpnjcbAPJ

Thank you for your article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

personalised iphone 5 case from Switzerland
Comment 217 of 218, added on August 7th, 2014 at 2:44 PM.
CXpAxPIcYeqtx

I really liked your article post.Really thank you! Will read on...

nobis outerwear from Samoa
Comment 216 of 218, added on August 7th, 2014 at 1:23 PM.
mYBrrVQYfOlSDuaFy

A round of applause for your article post. Great.

Nevada workers compensation lawyer from Guatemala

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Momma Welfare Roll, has received 218 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Angelou Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore