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Best Maya Poems

Below are the all-time best Maya poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of maya poems written by PoetrySoup members


Maya Angelou
                 
Doctor Maya Angelou the writer
Maya Angelou the actor
Maya...

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Categories: maya, death, memory,
Form: Free verse



For Maya Angelou: Like A Cherished Effigy
I hold it up again today; the world,
Pregnant with magical dimples
Of a child's reckless abandon,
And look at the face,
Then I look at the deep cut
And...

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Categories: maya, bereavement, death, heartbroken, memorial,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member I am the Grinch
I am the Grinch

I am I am, you know that I am
The Grinch of Grinch's and so
Don’t call me Sam
For Sam I not am
I am...

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Categories: maya, children, christmas, life, love,
Form: Classicism
Premium Member Time
“Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk

One paints the beginning
of a certain end.

The other, the end of a
sure beginning.”

Passing Time: Poem by Maya Angelou




Harkening all the...

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Categories: maya, time, universe,
Form: Free verse
The Mayan Warrior Princess
The Mayan Warrior Princess

In eerie recurring dreams, like things seen dimly before dawn,
blurred memories of a temple pyramid resurface from an era long gone. 
My...

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Categories: maya, birth, death, life, repetition,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member A Woman's Self Worth
A Woman's Self-Worth, is highest among all, for it was a woman, God created, in thy divine holy image.  Friendships, relationships, and holy matrimony,...

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Categories: maya, christian, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To Dance With Mary Jane
I never got to dance with Mary Jane
although I heard she sure knows how to swing!
She has a twin, and he is masculine;
he doesn’t have...

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Categories: maya, social,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member When the World Grew Wings - FULL
There once came a day
when the world took flight
('twas only a handful
who gaped at the sight)
For when she spread her wings
so few could believe;
and fewer...

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Categories: maya, allegory, allusion, beautiful, earth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member There is NO GOD
As I wake
Another day of nothing
Grey skies and daily rituals
A mugging here and there
Smog surrounds me, it eats me inside
Insects devour, life drains, ebbs, flows...

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Categories: maya, angel, beautiful, inspirational, introspection,
Form: Light Verse
How ever,I rise
In your mind you conclude that
'this one is a dried bone'.
And you look at me as if am alone, 
But i have got back bone...

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Categories: maya, satire, future, prejudice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We are stuff as dreams are made on
A bird in hand is worth two in the woods
Teaches us to take care not to be greedy
In the air, quite very easy to build...

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Categories: maya, philosophy, universe,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Agape - 1
"...one can never leave home... one carries the shadows, the dreams, the dragons of home under one's skin, at the extreme corners of one's eyes.....

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Categories: maya, blessing, god, inspirational, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member They Wouldn't Let Me Be White


They wouldn’t let me be White 
Oh I wanted to be 
Dreams of that Pulitzer haunted me 

They said, Sir, you have ten minutes to...

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Categories: maya, allegory, anxiety, black african
Form: Quatrain
I Continue to Rise
MAYA ANGELOU INSPIRED ME WITH THE POEM STILL I RISE

I've been judged by the color of my skin
Treated like i'm a nothing,a nobody
Called by many...

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Categories: maya, black african american, sympathy,
Form: I do not know?
BELOVED POETS
These are a few poets I love and greatly adore
Just a short list, there are so many more
Wordsworth writes praising beautiful nature
You can't find many...

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Categories: maya, poets,
Form: Rhyme
EVER SO GENTLY

Like snowflakes on my eyelashes

Like the gentle wind that blows

Like the rustle of leaves on trees

and birds chirping  in  the eaves

You come each...

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Categories: maya, light,
Form: Free verse
We have moved to The Mountains
We have moved to higher Grounds.

The ridge enclave in mist and cold
Sight is poor as in jackets we fold
Peering below at the stagnant pools
-Covering to...

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Categories: maya, change, imagination, poets,
Form: Rhyme
BEING HUMAN
BEING HUMAN


Benevolent but bedeviled by his demons
Eternally yearning for salvation yet
Intrinsically entangled in a web of self-delusion
Neither able to adopt the earth nor earn the...

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Categories: maya, humanity,
Form: Acrostic
If I Were a Word
If I were a word,
I'd be on the point of Sharon's pen...
If I were a poem,
The young one would have penned me...
If I needed to...

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© tom bell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: maya, angst, introspection, life, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Who Me? Long.Winded2 ?
About what and where should I start?
What I hear comes from my heart.


Sometimes, he's a lover you see.
Sometimes, an uncle who jokes with me.
Albert E.
The...

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© Izzy Gumbo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: maya, friendship
Form: I do not know?
Deity
Deity
Definition: a God, God like, Goddess, or a holy person

I am a deity
When it comes to poetry
So, please think carefully before you speak to me
Like,...

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Categories: maya, black african american, imagination,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A little about faith healing
As along our long life journey we sail
We all do encounter belied expectations 
Feeling of deep hurt results from betrayal 
Our shrivelled heart writhing in...

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Categories: maya, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The beats of Misery
Pray, I await for when you would hold my hand in yours
I await for when I would feel the warmth of it
And just know
That somehow,...

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Categories: maya, faith, longing, love, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Free will vs destiny
Free will whose
An egoic ruse
Please excuse
Offered clues

The mind body enigma
An outer form we call jiva
Inner layer soul or Atma 
All within God or Paramatma

This preamble...

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Categories: maya, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
The matter of MATTER, Nama-Rupa of SANSKRIT
I
The Greek origins of our word for "matter," is the same for "measure" and MEASURING, as well as a few other terms that carry surprises.

First,...

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© Anil Deo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: maya, education, hindi, me, perspective,
Form: Prose