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Life Drawing No. 12 by sketchseven
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Life Drawing No. 12 :iconsketchseven:sketchseven 1 1
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A poem that's immensely important to women, and POC – I love the strength and defiance in the language. Maya Angelou was quite the woman. 


You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread 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. 
  • Listening to: iTunes
  • Drinking: Coffee

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conorburkeart Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
Thanks for the watch!!!
CelineDGD Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015

Hellow there random deviant. :) *clicked the random deviant button* Just want to spread the love. :)

You are beautiful and worth it, no matter what people say. <3

Have a hug too. :hug:
Don't be afraid to pass this on if you want. :)

And have a nice day/evening/night. :3

Sincerely, CelineDGD
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HghlnDR Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
tnx for the :+fav: :)
foureyes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
:)...thank you :hug:
Piasecka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thank you for the :+fav: :aww:.
:huggle: :heart:
KRHPhotography Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the fav! Check out the rest of my gallery [link] if you want!
mickr7an Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the +
Phil-67 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thanks for the fav :-)
J-o3y Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you! ;-)
libertine1182 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
:woohoo: Thank you so kindly for faving! :hug:
Great artwork! :)
TheyCallMeWeirdo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello from the random stranger. :iconsharklaplz:

Have a good day!
BitterGrapes Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, friend.
Tasastock Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the add ^^
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