This morning he called to announce your death, Dr. Angelou
By MommyRachelle on May 28, 2014
This morning he called to announce your death But to me, Dr. A, you are quite alive still Your poems, they speak Of love, loss, and learning And – more important, perhaps – of forgiving and persevering Your words, like gentle whispers, reminding me “I am woman, phenomenally” Ain’t I? You said that life is a great teacher, the world a classroom And I, the forever student, am living Racking up degrees while creating my history Honorary titles and accolades may never be conveyed, but Dr. A., still I rise Allowing my untold story to reveal itself And you, you will live forever in the words – reverberating soul music – “life as art.” I’ll remember, “daring to dare,” that my mission, like yours is “not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” . . .
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