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Dr. Maya Angelou's life in a movie, would have me glued to the television like a moth to a flame. Entranced. Unmoved. Dedicated.
Dr. Angelou is indeed, my favorite poet/author. I've said this time and time again. But, what about her that draws me to her and awarded her to being my favorite? I'll tell you. Its her life in words. I've read just about every poem I can, 3 of her novels, and I even own her cookbook, Hallelujah-Welcome-Table...it was given to me by my best friend, who knows that I ADORE Dr. Angelou...(I DON'T cook). I admire Dr. Angelou for the courage she possesses to tell me who she was then, without shame. I adore the words she uses to tell me what she experienced. She caused me to fall in love with words. With poetry. With writing. With her. And with ME. I was no longer afraid to look at myself, embrace my flaws, faults and facades.
We're all ashamed of something at some point in our lives, if we can't grow from those mistakes, we can never amount to anything.
That's the message I get when I read her writing about who she was, and what she went through to get to where and who, she IS. Dr. Angelou is magnificent. Ms. Angelou is daring. Ms. Angelou is challenging. And Ms. Angelou is poetry.
In honor of her recent birthday on April 4th and for national poetry month, I Dr. Angelou. I give her the recognition and respect that is well deserved.
My Salute and featured poet and inspiration: Dr. Maya Angelou