MAYA ANGELOU; THE PASSING OF THE GIGANTIC TREE THAT SHIELDED MANY BIRDS

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I heard a huge noise in the land

Like the fall of a huge tree

Guess what I saw parting the path; the sand.

The sand which apparently had the huge fall seems not to be free

It has taken a meal that is uneatable, I know

The vultures stand shivering in fear closing their mouths to all corpes

For fear of mistaking yours for the ordinary

But you must be smiling.

Born to suppression.

Your spirit screamed “please less oppression”

Your heart yearned for freedom

Your environs screamed with impunity “you are less in this kingdom”

What was a human with freedom bombs fixed in her DNA to do in a suppressed kingdom?

The world rebelled your existence

Your trust put into the wrong person, got up suddenly

And bit you in the heart by taking your pride,

The unripe pride that many do not look out for until later

But your strength overrided your hurt and you gayed in positivism.

Growing free and learning what there was to be learned from second generational elders

And being played by powhittrashes, you hoped for a better tomorrow

A female with no looks

Must always learn the books

To avoid ending up in the group of the crooks

You learned, aimed for nothing the world could not give;

Just to be a bus conductor

But the world would have none of it.

You roamed in your caged little world

And sang until the world heard your beautiful voice

And tried removing some shackles

Which let you loose with supervision

You were forced into the social vice of selling smiles

After becoming an unriped tree with a fruit

With time, you became that free bird

Who taught, let out minds of many,

And sought to free other caged birds and succeeded.

Why won’t this bird rest in a peaceful nest?

Maya Angelou

You will rest in the most Perfect of Peace

Because wings of female eagles like you are not breakable

I know your spirit is flying above us like an angel

Covering loved beings in trouble

We are thankful;

Women of the modern world

We are thankful;

Women who are born with wings

We are thankful;

Women born with voices in worlds that hid us

We will continue in the path you made

Until it becomes a flawless tarred road

So rest at ease accomplished bird,

Rest knowing you left this world a better place for your kind

Rest knowing you contributed immensely

And we all felt your impact and will forever be thankful.

   Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014.

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