A Brave And Startling Truth

We, this people, on a small and lonely planet
Traveling through casual space
Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns
To a destination where all signs tell us

by Maya Angelou Click to read full poem

Comments (56)

When we come to... the brave and startling truth... indeed a marvelous piece.
One of the best poems by Maya Angelou....................
" Childhood dreams are not kicked awake By nightmares of abuse" A very forceful poem narrating the plight of the oppressed and presenting a situation when such things would come to standstill. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.
perhaps we are devils and divines
We are true wonders and miraculous, Inspiring and magnificent poem by maya Angelou,
Nor the Gardens of Babylon! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Marvelous, wonderful and mind blowing. A masterpiece from a great poetess. Loved it.
A marvelous poem of dreams and aspirations.
When we come to it We must confess that we are the possible We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world That is when, and only when We come to it.......so touching and true. A beautiful poem is amazingly shared.
When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate And faces sooted with scorn are scrubbed clean When battlefields and coliseum No longer rake our unique and particular sons and daughters Up with the bruised and grass.. great poem. tony
When we come to it When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate And faces sooted with scorn are scrubbed clean When battlefields and coliseum No longer rake our unique and particular sons and daughters Up with the bruised and grass To lie in identical plots in foreign soil great poem great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
This poem is so beautiful. Thank you for creating this.
peace is piece of the divine, the whole of it is founded in justice, we circle the cosmic church in space and wonder. it is not the where we are from or where we are going, only to embrace the journey together in love and peace, this is the work of Christmas
a phenomenal woman
I love her poems
Just beautiful.
Excellent
i liked it i was really good she is a good poemist
Her poems are so divine
I like it. It has powerful messages