#PoetryWednesday on a Thursday! Alone by Maya Angelou

Yesterday would have been the birthday of one of the women I look up to, Maya Angelou. She was one of the most amazing women in history as a poet, writer, the first female black director in Hollywood (to name some) and, probably most famously, as a civil rights activist working alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X.

P.S. I thought today was Wednesday 😉

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.



Maya Angelou

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