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Maya Angelou - The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children.
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live. 

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: The Lesson
Poem of the Day: May 12 2012

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Comment 26 of 28, added on February 24th, 2012 at 6:22 PM.
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yall stupid maya angelou is grat this poem is not boring

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