In this Fast Take episode of the Boomtank Business Show, I explore “When You Rise…” and the time I met Maya Angelou. Each day is a chance to say, “Today I rise … in every way.” Be intentional when you wake. Be aware of the gift of your life and the gift of life for others. Each day, say out loud – “Today I rise.”
Years ago, I participated in a small poetry workshop with poet and renowned writer, Professor Maya Angelou. It was only for a few hours, but it changed part of me forever. Hope it changes part of you too.
Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
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 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 backyard.
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.
Tune in and enjoy!
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