Phenomenal Woman and Poet: Dr. Maya Angelou passes on..

Posted on: May 28, 2014

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Dr. Maya Angelou

by WedlockGist.com

WedlockGist  honors the spirit and wisdom of Dr. Maya Angelou, a phenomenal woman, teacher and leader.  She led a full and fruitful life in spite of her challenges at a young age, retold in her autobiographical book, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Singsand taught us all the power of the spoken and written word!

Dr. Maya Angelou was certainly the best at stringing words together which had the ability to breath new meaning to life circumstances.

Here is one of our favorite poems from this one-of-a-kind woman:

“Human Family” by Maya Angelou

“I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.Some declare their lives are lived
as true profundity,
and others claim they really live
the real reality.The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.

I’ve sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land,
I’ve seen the wonders of the world
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I’ve not seen any two
who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different
although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.

We love and lose in China,
we weep on England’s moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea,
and thrive on Spanish shores.

We seek success in Finland,
are born and die in Maine.
In minor ways we differ,
in major we’re the same.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.”

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