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eulogy for Marguerite

Maya met her Socrates
public examination of her life 
and writing down her hypotheses - 
female blackness a caged bird's life

singing often, singing she arrived
from uncivil lessons on civil rights
to stand-up straight and thrive
in beauty - with rhythm besides

Marguerite Johnson is dead
but Angelou will arise
to see life wondrous instead
with dark-brown soulful eyes

mourn not that her life is passed
celebrate that it was expressed

© goodguysoul 2014-05-28


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  1. Date: 5/30/2014 7:52:00 PM

    Good work! I thought the last 2 lines were a great punch and ending. Well put and worded, a good find as I learn this site.
  1. Date: 5/28/2014 11:59:00 PM

    An Expressive Celebration in ggesque Sonnet Form!!