“I Bend”

I bend By Selena Odom I bend but do not break. I’ve been lost, but I’m not a loser. I’m a wreck, but I’m not totalled. I’m fractured but not broken. I’ve failed, but I’m not a failure. I’ve fallen hard but can get up again. I’m isolated, but still, I’m free. I have been destroyed … Continue reading “I Bend”

“The Mask”

A combination poem from Maya Angelou and Paul Laurence Dunbar THE MASK When I think about myself I almost laugh myself to death. My life has been one great big joke! A dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke. I laugh so hard, I almos’ choke When I think about myself. You see seventy years in … Continue reading “The Mask”

In memory of Maya Angelou (1928-2014): “Still I rise”

Still I Rise Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014 You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod 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 … Continue reading In memory of Maya Angelou (1928-2014): “Still I rise”