Where are those nations Mighty and fearsome ? Thou hast survived them, They are long dead.
Nations keep coming, Nations keep going, Passing like shadows, Wiped off the earth.
Thou an eternal Witness remainest, Watching their burial, Watching their birth.
Pray, who revealed thee Heaven's great secret : Death and destruction, Thus to defy ?
Suffering torture, Stake, inquisition - Prithee, who taught thee Never to die ?
Ay, and who gave thee Faith, deep as ocean, Strong as the rock-hills, Fierce as the sun ?
Hated and hunted, Ever thou wand'rest, Bearing a message : God is but one !
Pray, has thy saga Likewise an ending, As its beginning Glorious of old ?
Israel, my people, God's greatest riddle, Will thy solution Ever be told ?
Still i rise
- by Maya Angelou58
You 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.Inspirational Quote
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