poet Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

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Alone

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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/12/2020 11:45:00 AM)

    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.
    a great call to be together. tony

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  • Emmanuel Joseph Olumakiss (9/10/2020 12:45:00 PM)

    great lines of poetry

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  • Poetic SkyPoetic Sky (8/25/2020 9:53:00 AM)

    Alone, all alone
    Nobody, but nobody
    Can make it out here alone.

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    Once my sweet but not soft country, in the hands of a man that studied at the same school about 50 years before I did had a say for Portugal: proudly alone. You are right, today we are many countries. And I disguise evidence and truth.

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    beautiful write, , one of my favorites

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    Fantastic

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    A beautiful work of art from my favourite poetess.

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  • sharon (10/13/2019 11:59:00 PM)

    how the heck would i have known like really oh gosh /that s true no one can that alone and yes i was alone in the hospital not related to another /

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (9/24/2019 11:08:00 PM)

    Limitations of any human being, grat or small, wealthiest or poor, strongest or a weakling brought out in this thought provoking poem well deserving modern poem of the day.

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    Fougieokia(10/8/2019 9:56:00 AM)

    That is right

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (9/24/2019 6:03:00 PM)

    Ms. Angelou was an amazing, strong and determined woman. So it must had been incredibly difficult.

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/24/2019 10:50:00 AM)

    Nice one.. real 10

    Let the clouds
    Tuesday,24th September 2019



    many may join
    and remain
    with firmness
    and show it on the face

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  • Tom Allport (9/24/2019 4:14:00 AM)

    As the storm winds blow we shall all gather together and eventually sing the same song!

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (9/24/2019 3:49:00 AM)

    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........nice poetic expression. Beautiful poem by Maya Angelou.

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  • Uche NwanzeUche Nwanze (9/24/2019 2:58:00 AM)

    Your lines, 'Nobody, but nobody can make it out of here alone is instructive. Very nice piece

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