[Latest Post][777]

Motivational
Poem
Funny
ShortStory
Love
How To...
AfricanFolktale
Fact
Health
Biography
Inferno
Birthday
Campus Parrot
Recipe
Relationship
Mythology
Fashion
History
Culture
Suggested Post
The Preacher's Love

Search This Blog

These Yet To Be United States - Poem by Maya Angelou


Tremors of your network
cause kings to disappear.
Your open mouth in anger
makes nations bow in fear.


Your bombs can change the seasons,
obliterate the spring.
What more do you long for ?
Why are you suffering ?

You control the human lives
in Rome and Timbuktu.
Lonely nomads wandering
owe Telstar to you.

Seas shift at your bidding,
your mushrooms fill the sky.
Why are you unhappy ?
Why do your children cry ?

They kneel alone in terror
with dread in every glance.
Their nights ['rights' ? - Schrift nicht lesbar] are threatened daily
by a grim inheritance.

You dwell in whitened castles
with deep and poisoned moats
and cannot hear the curses
which fill your children's throats.

Share This Post

Join This Conversation

Not Logged in to Facebook? Comment Below!