Extraordinary

“What makes a life extraordinary?”

Laughing when scared                                                                                  

Singing when lonely                                                                

Loving when abandoned

Yet

Never turning away from the future

Never ceasing to be better

Never shying away from the difficult, the dangerous , the delicate chores of living

that make a life extraordinary

that makes, for all of us, a Maya.

maya age 8

Maya Angelou. Age 8

 

Poetry by Nikki Giovanni.

 

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29 Responses to Extraordinary

  1. Beautiful words!!! I liked those lines a lot!

  2. Love this!! Wonderful words describing an amazing person!

  3. Wonderful words indeed!! … 🙂

  4. Erika Kind says:

    She was an example of lived wisdom! Thank you for sharing.

  5. nancyruth says:

    Beautiful poem. Words of wisdom.

  6. George says:

    There have been few people in life whose voice has mezmerized me to the point of not being able to turn away. She was, and remains, such a gift.

  7. Lovely, Van. What an amazing picture too. There’s potential for greatness in every life.

  8. Enduring thoughts by and for amazing women!

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