Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Introduction

--> What is my purpose in life? This question came to me after a series of unfortunate events that occurred within these last two months after my graduation from College. Things are definitely not going according to plan and of course, with nothing better to do with my time, I decided to write a blog. I love to write I also love to read, poetry is my favorite.

This blog is all about my thoughts on life. Pieces ( the title of my blog) is a all about the components that make up my life. Some good, some not so much, but every piece makes me who I am. I love life and everything it comes with.

So to begin this journey I leave you with this poem by one of the greatest and most inspirational women to ever walk this earth.........

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.
-Maya Angelou


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