RIP Maya Angelou

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  1. Zathras

    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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    There's a loss.
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Oh no he's got to go! go go my budget!

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    That's sad. Condolences to all her fans, friends, and family.
     
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    The caged bird may sing no more, but her songs will forever echo in our hearts. Good bye, Maya Angelou.
     
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    AgentAlabama113 Wily Old Buzzard

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    Sorry to hear. She was a talented writer.

    Hopefully her works will remain of the required reading lists at schools for many, many years to come.
     
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    prfctcellrulz NOBODY IS READY FOR ASUKA!!!

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    I read that book in school.
     
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    It feels like we've lost a lot of very talented people lately. RIP. :( 
     
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    What the fuck, 2014?

    RIP.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Stop it 2014....JUST STOP.
     
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    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Let her tell it in her own words.

    "A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again."
    - Maya Angelou

    “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
    ― Maya Angelou

    “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.”
    ― Maya Angelou

    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    ― Maya Angelou



    “When Great Trees Fall

    When great trees fall,
    rocks on distant hills shudder,
    lions hunker down
    in tall grasses,
    and even elephants
    lumber after safety.

    When great trees fall
    in forests,
    small things recoil into silence,
    their senses
    eroded beyond fear.

    When great souls die,
    the air around us becomes
    light, rare, sterile.
    We breathe, briefly.
    Our eyes, briefly,
    see with
    a hurtful clarity.
    Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
    examines,
    gnaws on kind words
    unsaid,
    promised walks
    never taken.

    Great souls die and
    our reality, bound to
    them, takes leave of us.
    Our souls,
    dependent upon their
    nurture,
    now shrink, wizened.
    Our minds, formed
    and informed by their
    radiance,
    fall away.
    We are not so much maddened
    as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
    of dark, cold
    caves.

    And when great souls die,
    after a period peace blooms,
    slowly and always
    irregularly. Spaces fill
    with a kind of
    soothing electric vibration.
    Our senses, restored, never
    to be the same, whisper to us.
    They existed. They existed.
    We can be. Be and be
    better. For they existed.”
    ― Maya Angelou
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2014