Your hands easy
weight, teasing the bees
hived in my hair, your smile at the
slope of my cheek. On the
occasion, you press
above me, glowing, spouting
readiness, mystery rapes
my reason

When you have withdrawn
your self and the magic, when
only the smell of your
love lingers between
my breasts, then, only
then, can I greedily consume
your presence.

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11 Comments

  1. dave says:

    an inspiring poem which shows the emotions and feelings of having sex for the first time. however these comments are just compliments, i was looking forward to some analysing points :/

  2. rushel grant says:

    Mya angeloue iz a phonomenal woman. With a pen and paper she can make magic.

  3. yesenia says:

    i like you poem cause it got rythem on it.

  4. me says:

    Maya Angelou’s work has inspired me to give into writing.I’ve always loved it but never felt enough to give it a chance.Not only is she a role model, she’s an inspiration in itself.

  5. Takenya Jenkins says:

    I think that you are a very insperational women. you Teach
    young women who experienced something in life to not only forgive the person who hurt them but to pray for them although they have hurt you pray that they have a long life to live because when it’s their time to leave this world the DEVIL is waiting for them in another world. Maya I truly love you and your work I read all of your poems my favorite is Phanamal Women. I love you.

  6. kristi says:

    I am doin a report on Maya Angelou, iam truly inspired by her work. I too write poetry, and i am glad to think of her work as a push into writting my own work as a profession someday.

  7. Valerie says:

    I must take my hat off to Ms. Maya Angelou she gives me the strong and powerful feelings of hope to conqueu what ever i desire to do that’s positive in my life. inside of me she makes me be the best i can be. Each day( Mentally , physcially, emotinally, spritually, commonly,enchantingly,Enormously,ginuinly,faithfully STRENGTH is what i get out of Maya,s energy in this particuliar poem “I still rise” She gives me power to “RISE” ABOVE ALL THERE IS THAT KEEPS ME DOWN. She is an amazing lady she is a blessing to all people especially certain women.I thank God for her i have no doubts thank to her “I’LL RISE DAY BY DAY “

  8. ANGELIA WADDELL says:

    THIS POEM IS AMAZING. MAYA ANGELOU DEMANDS RESPECT WITH HER WORDS AS WELL AS HER ACTIONS. SHE IS A ROLE MODEL FOR ALL WOMEN ACROSS THE WORLD. TO HAVE ONE TENTH OF HER STRENGTH WOULD MAKE YOUNG WOMEN EVERYWHERE STAND UP AND CHANGE THE WORLD. A TRUE INSPIRATION TO ME AND TO THE WORLD.

  9. maya angelou says:

    dear miss.maya angelou i have the same name as you i love your poems i write poems myself as well but i stopped i know want to be a dancer and a singer but noone pays me any attention i dance quiet good i neeed some advice and by the way ur poems cool…..

  10. Cheniece Kidd says:

    Maya Angelou is a very talented women. She is my role model. I am 14 years old, and she inspires me to tell everyone about her. She’s definetly someone everyone should know. I really love her spirit, and the way she is just real about everything. I want to meet her someday

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