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STILL I RISE

Still I Rise

By Maya Angelou

dsc_e0170You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt but still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,with the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken? bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops, weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you? don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you? does it come as a surprise?
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise, Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise, Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise!
I rise!
I rise!

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/still-i-rise-by-maya-angelou

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BECOME A BETTER YOU

BECOME A BETTER YOU

Israelmore Ayivor


Sow the seeds of hard work and you will reap the fruits of success. Find something to do, do it with all your concentration. You will excel.

Show the world you are not here to just pass through. Leave great footprints wherever you pass and be remembered for the change you initiated.

Flow wherever you go. You can’t be limited. Dare to rise above all limitations and become better than you were. Strive to arrive at the top.

Glow wherever you go and let the light of God reflect in the world around you. You carry the light of God and wherever you pass, darkness must flee.

Grow your talents and skills through a consistent practice and progressive learning. Learn to relearn and unlearn. Raise the bar for yourself always.

Blow out all negative attitudes and live true to your dreams. Talks less and act more. Be confident and see yourself wining even before the victory comes.

Know God and let Him be known. You were saved by grace for greater works apportioned for you even before you were born. Share the good news.

I am proud of you because greater things that eyes have not seen yet, the Lord will do through you.”

BECOME A BETTER YOU