Monday, August 22, 2005

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 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 back yard.

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.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

This is One of my favorite, back during my acting days, a poem by Maya Angelou

Ar.. the Good old days... hehehe I believe everyone as old as I am, have at some point said the exect same words, with a sigh and smile! :)
I am actually a quiet and shy person, but during my acting days, everyone would differ that. One can't be shy and wanna be seen by everyone all over the world! hehehe But... it was all an act!! :) Deep down I'm really shy!!! Really I am!!!

1 comment:

gRaCeY said...

You acted? Sure or not? Hehehehe..Having fun being the boss at the shop? Wanna come home to check out the new frames you said are cool! See you soon!