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Author Topic: THE GREAT MAYA ANGELOU  (Read 560 times)

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Offline Theyer

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THE GREAT MAYA ANGELOU
« on: May 28, 2014, 10:12:56 AM »
Maya Angelou ,Jazz performer , poet writer has died aged 86. I went to a reading her voice honey velvet , her strength nuclear , seeing her it was impossible to imagine death would ever meet her.

History will always keep her work in the very top division , diamonds diamonds diamonds.
Sad day
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline YellowFever

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Re: THE GREAT MAYA ANGELOU
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 10:36:37 AM »
Quote
When you know better, you do better

Whenever I feel like I've made the biggest mistake in my life, I cling to those words. May she rest in peace.
08/2010 HIV- 08/2012 HIV+
10/2012 CD4 415(15%)
04/2013 CD4 457(15%)
10/2013 CD4 520 (20%) VL 650 (wtf?)
02/2014 CD4 410(20%) VL 390 (yay!)
08/2014 CD4 580(?%)

Offline weasel

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Re: THE GREAT MAYA ANGELOU
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 11:36:37 AM »


      A very great loss for all  :'(


         R.I.P.  Maya

                                                                      Carl
" Live and let Live "

Offline zach

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Re: THE GREAT MAYA ANGELOU
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 12:16:23 PM »
damn, that sucks, i loved listening to her... what better than her own words for this


When I Think Of Death - Maya Angelou - A Popular Funeral Reading

When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I will no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors.
 
I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else.
 
I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country of no return.
Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake.

I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting? ' with ' it is here in my heart and mind and memories.'

The Detached 

We die,
Welcoming Bluebeards to our darkening closets,
Stranglers to our outstretched necks,
Stranglers, who neither care nor
care to know that
DEATH IS INTERNAL.

We pray,
Savoring sweet the teethed lies,
Bellying the grounds before alien gods,
Gods, who neither know nor
wish to know that
HELL IS INTERNAL.

We love,
Rubbing the nakednesses with gloved hands,
Inverting our mouths in tongued kisses,
Kisses that neither touch nor
care to touch if
LOVE IS INTERNAL.
gonna go up to the mountain, for to find a little peace
looking over the valley, for the beauty i see
out across the hills, forevermore

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: THE GREAT MAYA ANGELOU
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 01:27:08 PM »


"Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage, you cannot practice any of the other virtues consistently."


" You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."

....Maya Angelou
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline Dan0

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Re: THE GREAT MAYA ANGELOU
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 03:03:40 PM »
There was nothing that could quite equate to hearing her read.  What a phenomenal person and a great loss. 

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.
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.

"Honey, you should never ask advice from a drunk drag queen who has a show to do." - JG

06/2002 DX
10/2006 Atripla UD
10/2013 Stribild Still UD

Offline OneTampa

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Re: THE GREAT MAYA ANGELOU
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014, 03:44:30 PM »
Dr. Maya Angelou.  A wonderful woman and inspiration.



"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

 


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