In This Here Place, We Flesh

In This Here Place, We Flesh

“In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard. Yonder they do not love your flesh. They despise it. They don’t love your eyes; they’d just as soon pick em out. No more do they...
Still I Rise

Still I Rise

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...
Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago,     In a kingdom by the sea,  That a maiden there lived whom you may know     By the name of Annabel Lee;  And this maiden she lived with no other thought     Than to love and be loved by me.    I was a child and she was a child, ...
If

If

If you can keep your head when all about you        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,     But make allowance for their doubting too;    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,     Or being lied about,...
Dust if You Must

Dust if You Must

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seek, Ponder the difference between want and need?   Dust if you must, but there’s not much time, With rivers to swim and mountains to climb, Music to hear...
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind And floats downstream till the current ends And dips his wings in the orange sun rays And dares to claim the sky.   But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage Can seldom see through his bars of rage His wings are...