A while ago, I featured the famous poetess Maya Angelou poem I know why the caged bird sings. Here’s another one that I think is absolutely amazing and uplifting in its message. This poem is almost like a hymn – it is a song of freedom to everyone who needs to find inner strength and courage. It is a celebration of the human spirit. What a gift this woman has! Please listen to these words and enjoy. I realise that Angelou is a household name to most people, but I have only recently discovered her – what a find eh:)
This is a short version of the poem – for the longer more detailed one – it’s here
“Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s miraculously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
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